BEST (& GROOVIEST) COMICBOOK OF 2013? (that didn’t happen)
Concept/story/art by Francesco Francavilla
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How (Comic) Stuff Works.
A peek inside Cap’s shield. I love the idea of Stark’s money and technology being the backbone of the Avengers. It seems that without Tony, the Avengers would have been having meetings in the back of a YMCA and bumming rides to super fights. Actually, I think that would make them the Defenders.
From Avengers #6, “The Mighty Avengers Meet The Masters of Evil!”, Rapturously Written by Stan Lee and Deliciously Drawn by Jack Kirby.
I always loved these Marvel Pin-Ups. They always seemed like a thank you to the fans. The only thing better were those weird 2 page or so explanations of how things (like spider-man’s web shooters) actually worked. Hmmm, I may need to dig through my long boxes and scan some of those…
From Avengers #11, Incomparable Illustration by Don Heck.
There are rumblings in the blogosphere that it’s time to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Doom Patrol. I got excited and drew up Danny The Street, one of the most inspired and sublime creations in superhero history - here he is, ready for action and looking like a million dollars!
And here’s a reason why Prez is one of the greatest comics of all time: a legless Dracula hides away inside the Oval Office (in a tiny coffin-shaped briefcase brought there by a werewolf, mind you) only to come out at night in a wheeled cart, in order to attack the president in his own bedroom. PURE GENIUS.
From Prez, #4, “Vampire in the Whitehouse”. By Joe Simon and Frank Grandenetti.
Superman in a Marvel Magazine! Pizzazz #16 (1979).
I remember picking up a stack of these magazines from a Woolworth’s on a family cross country trip. Thought it was my elderly memories playing tricks on me… but it does exist!
Jim Steranko’s Human Torch, Captain America, and Namor. Illustration for Marvel Masterpieces card set, 1993.
Rapper Tribe One has something to tell you about Marvel.
Sexism in Early Comics (#5 in a series)
The Wasp: voice of female empowerment.
From Avengers, Volume 1, #11, “The Avengers meet Spider-Man!”. Story by Stan Lee, Illustrations by Don Heck. Published 1964.
Yep. Thor has broken free… of his pants!
Proof that a coloring mistake can really change the meaning of a picture.
From Avengers, Volume 1, #10, “The Avengers Break Up!”. Written by Stan Lee, Drawn by Don Heck. Published 1964.