Saturday, December 8, 2018

Steampunk X-Men
by Warren Ellis and Adi Granov

Adi Granov has been wowing comic book readers with his realistic, but subtle work since his first work for Marvel with 2005's Iron Man: Extremis. Here, in Astonishing X-Men: Ghost Box #1, (Dec 2008), with Granov's subtle shading and muted colors, has put the X-Men in an amazing steampunk world of whirlygyros and blimps and the X-Men of Earth -889 in corsets and top hats. Granov's realistic detail is perfect for this Victorian era story, filling the pages with amazingly descriptive art giving a treat for all those fans of the popular Steampunk genre.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Bob Powell's Hulk from Tales to Astonish #74, dec 1965

Recently I asked a fellow comic fan what ever happened to Bob Powell after the Golden Age? Was he working in the 60's
Turns out Bob Powell did draw comics in the 60's and for Marvel no less. 

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Charles Burn's Ill Bred from Death Rattle #1 (oct, 1985)

Charles Burn's


Charles Burns came on the comic scene in the early 80's. His work was so striking with it's retro 50's style. His work appears on the surface to be silly horror stories but often they address real world problems and fears. In this case Burns looks at young love and the way women can consume a young man's life. 

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Happy 60th Birthday Michael Golden

born on Oct 1st 1955, has been one of the most influential comic artists of the last 40 years.

Here we see Michael Golden with a Marvel house add that he drew in the early 80's. 

Monday, September 28, 2015

Jaime Hernandez' Locas vs. Locos

Love and Rockets was one of my favorite comics in the 80's and Jaime's Locas was my favorite part of Love and Rockets. In it Jaime would create stories that were like amazing jewelry by coming up with a simple plot thread on which he would string his myriad of precious gems of characters on. Impetuous Hopey, sweet Maggie, head strong Terry, crazy Izzy. Each of Jaime's crazy characters are a perfect example of people that we have met, or friends that we know, in all their wacky, endearing glory.