francavillarts:

BEST (& GROOVIEST) COMICBOOK OF 2013? (that didn’t happen)

BATMAN 1972
Concept/story/art by Francesco Francavilla 

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Cheers,
FF

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.

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.

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.

it’s like civil war all over again

calamityjonsaveus:

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!

calamityjonsaveus:

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.
Happy Halloween!

From Prez, #4, “Vampire in the Whitehouse”. By Joe Simon and Frank Grandenetti.

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.

Happy Halloween!

From Prez, #4, “Vampire in the Whitehouse”. By Joe Simon and Frank Grandenetti.

themarvelwayoflife:

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!

themarvelwayoflife:

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!

seanhowe:

Jim Steranko’s Human Torch, Captain America, and Namor. Illustration for Marvel Masterpieces card set, 1993.

seanhowe:

Jim Steranko’s Human Torch, Captain America, and Namor. Illustration for Marvel Masterpieces card set, 1993.

seanhowe:

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.

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.

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.

Sexism in Early Comics (#4 in a series)
That’s right, one look at Superman and you will forget your fiance’s name… at the altar!

From Justice League of America, Volume 1, #113, “The Creature in the Velvet Cage!”. Written by Len Wein, Artistically made by Dick Dillin & Dick Giordano. Published 1974.

Sexism in Early Comics (#4 in a series)

That’s right, one look at Superman and you will forget your fiance’s name… at the altar!

From Justice League of America, Volume 1, #113, “The Creature in the Velvet Cage!”. Written by Len Wein, Artistically made by Dick Dillin & Dick Giordano. Published 1974.