“I kill Gandalf” famous words from Igor in John Kovalic’s Dork Tower. That’s certainly an alternative Lord of the Rings. Kovalic’s also renowned for the comic strip where a giant eagle is used to fly over the volcano so that the ring can be dropped from above.
The question is – are there other possible alternative Lord of the Rings stories? What about one where Gimli destroys the ring?
What do you think? Slightly shorter than the original. Just as dramatic?