Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Black Panther Bonanza! By Buscema, Buscema, and Buckler

First of all, isn't the magnificent, magisterial, glorious, gorgeous, and altogether amazing Chadwick Boseman the perfect Black Panther?  What a performance, and what a film! 

Now as for comics, who's your favorite delineator of the Black Panther? There've been some great work over the years by many excellent artists, but for my money no one drew a more regal, powerful Panther than John Buscema--though others have come mighty close. 

Below, some classic T'Challa art by Big John and disciples.
Black Panther Avengers 78
Top: John Buscema - Avengers #74 (1970)
Bottom: Sal Buscema - Avengers #78 (1970)
Inker on both: Tom Palmer

Avengers 106 Rich Buckler
Top: John Buscema - Avengers #56 (1968)
Bottom: Rich Buckler - Avengers #106 (1972)

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Classic Thor by Kirby and Frenz

Thor 143 Soon Shall Come Enchanters
1967: Thor #143 Jack Kirby

Thor 404 Great Gods of Asgard
1989: Thor #404 Ron Frenz



The full Frenz panel: 
Thor 404 Asgard
Thor #404 Ron Frenz
And as is well-known, this particular issue's cover pays tribute to the cover of FF #12--check it out
We've also seen the Kirby Thor #143 panel back in Fantastic Four #150--remember? 😉

Monday, October 16, 2017

Steranko's Captain America and Hawkeye's Avengers

West Coast Avengers Hawkeye
1969: Captain America #111 Jim Steranko                               1984: West Coast Avengers #1 Bob Hall        

Friday, September 8, 2017

Standard Sub-Mariner Stance--by Two Masters

Subby: sinewy, studly, surly.
Sub-Mariner John Buscema
1966: Tales to Astonish #82-Jack Kirby                          1968:  Sub-Mariner #1-John Buscema                    

Monday, August 7, 2017

Classic Goliath Pose--Clint Barton Style! By Colan and Sal Buscema

Avengers 68 Goliath Sal Buscema
1969--Avengers #63 by Genial Gene Colan                      and Avengers #68 by Our Pal Sal Buscema      

Standard strongman shot.      











Thursday, July 6, 2017

Avengers #59 and #362:John Buscema Master Class


Avengers 59 362 Buscema Vision Gordon Purcell
























Avengers 362 Crystal Vision Gordon Purcell
Avengers #59    J. Buscema                                                                         Avengers #362    G. Purcell   


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Captain America--Standing Tall and Proud!

Cap speaks no evil...
Captain America Gil Kane Suspense
July 1967:  Tales of Suspense #91/Captain America  - Gil Kane

...sees no evil...
Captain America 107 Kirby
Nov. 1968: Captain America #107 - Jack Kirby

...and hears no evil 😉
Captain America Falcon 162 Bucky
June 1973: Captain America #162 - Jim Starlin


Bonus!
Captain America Falcon Sal Buscema
Nov. 1972: Captain America #155 - Sal Buscema

Now for a slightly off-kilter stance
Captain America Falcon 215 Gil Kane
Nov. 1977: Captain America #215 - Gil Kane once again

This looks a bit painful😨
Jack Kirby Captain America
Dec. 1964: Tales of Suspense #60/Captain America - Jack Kirby

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