Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Mike Zeck: Spider-Man and Punisher Marvel Tales covers

Dipping back into the well of Marvel Tales covers, there was a series of them in 1988 featuring reprints of Punisher and Spider-Man team-ups.  Mike Zeck, the Punisher's main man, drew some of the fantastic covers.

Marvel Tales 209 1987 cover by Mick Zeck Spider-Man Punisher

Marvel Tales #209 features Frank Castle front and center with Spider-Man in the crosshairs.  Despite the fact that he is holding pistols instead of a rifle! 

Marvel Tales 211 1988 cover by Mick Zeck Spider-Man Punisher

Marvel Tales #211.  The Punisher spews bullets out of twin Uzis as he and Spidey crash through a window.  Forget about stun bullets!

Marvel Tales 216 1988 cover by Mick Zeck Spider-Man Punisher

Marvel Tales #216.  Off to save Jonah from Hitman.  Nice angle on this cover.

Marvel Tales 219 1988 cover by Mick Zeck Spider-Man Punisher

Marvel Tales #219.  There is a Gil Kane feeling with many of Spidey's poses by Zeck, don't you think?

Marvel Tales 218 1988 cover by Mick Zeck Spider-Man Punisher

Marvel Tales #218.  Brings back the tried and true formula of the hero having his identity revealed, and it works great on this cover!  Nuff Said.