Monday, September 8, 2014

Monster Monday: Spider-Man and Man-Thing

Pat Broderick has been quite active on Facebook, sharing all kinds of commissions and original art.

This piece harkens back to Giant-Size Spider-Man #5 when he met the mindless Man-Thing in the Florida swamps!  Nuff Said.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Classic Star-Lord by Mark Laming

I came across this neat little piece by an artist I never heard of before, Mark Laming.  He's been working professionally for a while and somehow escaped my notice!

I love, love, love this Star-Lord piece, which features the John Byrne version of the character, which I covered in this previous post on Marvel Preview #11.  He really nailed what is great about the costume, the character, and the Ship!

Here's another piece in full color.  I know kids who just saw the GoTG movie are saying, "that's not Star-Lord!".  Nuff Said.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Silver Surfer and Galactus by Giorgio Comolo

An interesting piece by Giorgio Comolo featuring Galactus - sitting on a giant throne, almost petrified, with the Silver Surfer imploring wake up?

Intriguing!  Nuff Said.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Jack Kirby's 97th Birthday

Today would have have been the King's 97th birthday - and Tumblr is exploding with Kirby images like crazy.

Here is one that I saw on Flickr - a reminder of how many classic Marvel characters the King created!  In addition this fellow has 170 Kirby double page spreads on his Flickr site.  And this nice cover also got me...

Marvel Collector's Item Classics 19, featuring not only the Fantastic Four vs Sub-Mariner, but with Doctor Strange trying to mediate!  Good stuff, Nuff Said!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Cover Teardown: Conan the Barbarian 30 by Gil Kane and Ernie Chan!

From 1973, this battle scarred cover by Gil Kane and Ernie Chan for Conan the Barbarian #30!

Conan the Barbarian 30 1973 Gil Kane and Ernie Chan

Notice the note to inker Ernie Chan on the bottom: "Ernie - Keep cleavage delicate - light lines".

conan the barbarian 30 by gil kane

I always found this cover striking because of the giant purple bat-like creature in the background.  Also the angle of Conan, as if he is on a hill with a downward slope.

Actually a lot of Ernie Chan's delicate line work was lost in the full color process!  The bat had a lot of cross hatching and even the rocks were full of lines.  But it's one of the classic Conan covers - each of the first 35 Conan covers were gems.  Nuff Said!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Cover teardown: Marvel Team-Up 30 by Gil Kane

Following up today's announcement that Falcon would be the new Captain America, I ran across this piece of original cover art...

Gil Kane and Frank Giacoia Marvel Team-Up #30 Spider-Man and the Falcon Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1975)

Marvel Team-Up #30 from 1975, featuring Spider-Man and the Falcon!

Marvel Team-Up 30 Gil Kane cover

It's a strange cover.  You have Spider-Man in the center of the action, but the big co-star, The Falcon is pretty small in the background.  At least Redwing is in there!  Hey they better not forget Redwing when Falcon takes over for Cap.  Nuff Said!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Amazing Spider-Man commission by John Romita!

I saw this little collaboration by John Romita Sr and son over on the John Romita Sr Appreciation Page on Facebook!

Spider-Man in a classic pose!  Pretty nifty, eh?  Happy July 4th!  Nuff said.