Comics, Games & Miscellaneous Items

This page groups together items from a few categories, including all of the comic books and games based on his writings that we know of, and a few miscellaneous items that don't really belong any other place.

Comic Books

Illustrated by "Grisly" Tim Boxell and published in two editions by Last Gasp Echo Funnies.

This appeared in the DC Comics 1989 Annual Doc Savage issue, two years before ESCAPE FROM LOKI was published. The cover says "An all-new adventure revealing how Doc and the fabulous five first joined forces!" This story was written from the story Phil outlined in his biography of Doc Savage.

Farmer's 1970 novel was serialized in an underground comic called Normal Bean. You can visit Roland Trenary's Normal Bean Website and purchase back issues of Normal Bean.

An alternate universe comic book (the blond on the left is Mark Twain). The author credits Riverworld as his main inspiration.

This wild comic book by Jason Robert Bell is "dedicated to the brilliant Philip José Farmer". Copies can be ordered here. You can also see the series of drawings he did for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of The Lovers.


Roleplaying in Philip José Farmer's Riverworld by Steve Jackson Games. I don't know anything about roleplaying games but this book goes into great detail about the story line of and technology available in Riverworld. Here is an article about the game.

A French roleplaying game based on the World of Tiers series. Farmer wrote an introduction to the book. Here is its Official Webpage.

Here is a review of the game.

The 20th Anniversary Edition of Trivial Pursuit has the following question in "The Written Word" category. Not that the answer, also below, was ever in doubt.

Miscellaneous Items

In the very first episode of The Twilight, titled Where is Everybody? - October 2, 1959, there is a PJF sighting. The main character finds himself walking down a road towards a completely empty town. He goes in all of the businesses looking for people but he cannot find anyone. He does find things like half eaten plates of food and still smoking cigars, so it seems like everyone has just vanished. At one point he goes into a drug store/soda fountain and walks over to the book racks. There we see several copies of the first paperback edition of THE GREEN ODYSSEY.

This book by John Kendrick Bangs, published in 1895, about famous people gathering together in the afterlife in the "gentleman's club" like house-boat was one of Philip José Farmer's inspirations for the Riverworld series. Below is a scan of a copy of the book inscribed by Philip José Farmer.

In the Jimi Hendrix section of the Experience Music Project (EMP) in Seattle, you will find the following display about the song Purple Haze.