Monday, May 12, 2008

The Dark Knight Returns

Another possible good flick coming up soon.
It's sad to think they could make so much money thanks to the late Keith Ledger.
Here is my Simpsonized pass at the classic "Dark Knight" comic book.
I meet Frank Miller at the old Golden Apple in Melrose a few years ago
and gave him the original as a gift to thank him for his talent.
He almost automatically sign my drawing, possibly thinking I was just another geek trying to get his autograph.
I had to stop him and tell him it was a gift.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Iron Man

Well...there you have it. As always, time it's a luxury I can't afford. Since I've been too busy with work to come up with my own BG, I used a Frederic St.Arnaud background.
I liked the movie, it was a good comic book adaptation.

The Abomination

Emil Blonsky is a KGB agent and spy who becomes the Abomination after deliberately exposing himself to a greater quantity of the same gamma radiation which transformed Bruce Banner into the Hulk.
I'm not too crazy about the design for the Abomination in the next Hulk movie. Where are the gills?
I gotta revise those feet and give him nails to match his hands. Maybe some day when Marvel pays me to do it.


By 1966, Lee and Kirby had decided to create a Fantastic Four story where the nominal heroes were totally eclipsed by a much larger, god-like concept and power. This culminated in the introduction of Galactus in Fantastic Four #48-50 (March-May 1966)
I'm still not 100 % with this face, I would like to take another pass and make it look more like the Moebius design. Perhaps raise his ears a bit.
Well..duh! How am I going to design Marvel characters in the Titans style without looking at Glen's stuff...It's something about those big hands and feet, I just dig it.

The Scarlet Witch

Is it Raven? Is it Starfire? No it's Wanda Django Maximoff...the Scarlet Witch.
The Scarlet Witch is the daughter of master villain Magneto, the twin sister of Quicksilver and half-sister of Polaris.
Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.
I would like to dedicate this one to my pal Glen.

Doc. Samson

Doc Samson first appeared in the Incredible Hulk #141 (Jul 1971)
Leonard Samson was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He became a college professor and psychiatrist. After Robert Bruce Banner was temporarily cured of being the Hulk by siphoning off the gamma radiation that caused his transformations, Samson—who had been working with Banner/Hulk in his job as a psychiatrist—exposed himself to some of the siphoned radiation, causing his hair to become green and granting him superhuman strength proportionate to its length, reminiscent of his biblical namesake. (His power level has since stabilized to the point that it doesn't matter how long his hair is.) Shortly afterward, his flirting with Betty Ross caused a jealous Banner to re-expose himself to radiation, becoming the Hulk once more to battle Samson.

The Rhino

He is a supervillain and a frequent adversary of Spider-Man and occasionally the Hulk. Created by writer Stan Lee and artist John Romita, Sr., he first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #41 (October 1966).
As part of a Soviet super soldier program, a super-strong polymer was bonded to the Rhino's skin. A dim-witted criminal, the Rhino mostly robs banks and works for more ambitious villains.

Silver Surfer

I mean no contest, right? Cosmic power trumps brute force any ole’ day of the week. Surfer wins. Or does he? Does anyone out there in readerland have something to say about this? Could the Hulk in fact do it? Win? Against the Sentinel of the Spaceways? Face front, true believers, this is your weekend homework assignment. Who Really Wins: post your opinions in the Comments section, conveniently located beneath this post.

The Black Panther

Created by writer-editor Stan Lee and penciller-co-plotter Jack Kirby, he first appeared in Fantastic Four vol. 1, #52 (July 1966).
When Stegron the Dinosaur Man leads a stampede of dinosaurs down Broadway and he is stopped by Spider-Man and the Black Panther was my introduction to this awesome character. Stegron tries to escape on a pterodactyl. Instead he is knocked into the water by Spider-Man and sinks like a rock.

Dr. Strange

Created by writer/editor Stan Lee and artist/co-plotter Steve Ditko, he first appeared in Strange Tales #110 ( July 1963 )
Strange is the Sorcerer Supreme of the Marvel Universe, responsible for defending it from mystic threats.


Incredible Hulk #181- Wolverine jumps on Hulk. He then jumps off Hulk and kicks Wendigo. Hulk decides that "little man is Hulk's friend" since he fights Hulk's enemies. Wolverine doesn't get why Hulk thinks they're buddies, but he uses Hulk. Wolvie distracts Wendigo and Hulk picks him up and throws him into some trees. Wolverine then brings the full force of his claws down on the Wendigo. With Wendigo down Wolverine attacks Hulk. Marie and George take Wendigo and do his half of the transfer. Hulk and Wolverine battle until Marie performs a spell of subjugation. Wolvie and Hulk pass out, and Hulk transforms back into Banner. George refuses to help Marie anymore and leaves. Marie tries to move Banner but awakens him and retriggers the change. Hulk doesn't like being tricked. Wolverine continues his battle with Hulk while Marie goes back to the cave. When Marie screams Wolverine looks over and hulk knocks him out with a punch. That’s right folks a glancing blow knocks Wolverine unconscious.

WINNER: Hulk, SCORE: Hulk 1, Wolverine 0

Friday, May 02, 2008

Iron Man

I don't know about you, but this is how Ironman looked when I saw it for the first time.
I think Marvel gave him this armor for a long time. It's a classic to me.
What did you think of the Movie? How you like them apples uh?
For those comic book Illiterates...Tony Stark, after being gravely injured and forced to build a devastating weapon, instead created a suit of power armor to save his life and help protect the world as Iron Man. He is a wealthy industrialist and genius inventor whose metal suit is laden with technological devices that enable him to fight.