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 him...to 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.


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Thing Tuesday: This Man, This Monster! By Mike Deodato

Here's a little pinup I've seen on Facebook and Tumblr...



Mike Deodato's rendition of This Man This Monster splash page featuring Ben Grimm at his lowest!  Beautiful work.  Nuff Said!


Saturday, June 7, 2014

1970s Marvel Universe by John Byrne

I remember seeing this in the 1970s, but not where it appeared: the Marvel Universe stars from that era by John Byrne.



Hard to place the year as Omega the Unknown is there--he debuted in 1976 along with Nova.  Yet the original X-Men are there and not the new X-Men.  Was it a poster?  A Marvel Age thing or a house ad?  Perhaps you know!  Nuff Said.