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                    

4 comments:

  1. I've always loved that cover to Sub-Mariner #1!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, SF! That is a memorable cover, isn't it? IMO some of John Buscema's best work was on that Sub-Mariner series.

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  2. Okay, no. You could probably find photos that also use such a straightforward pose pretty easily. Other than the fact they are both facing the camera wide-stanced, they aren't similar enough to even be coincidence. Subtle differences suggest Buscema's is an entirely original work. Plus you're taking about the man who refused to use Kirby's roughs and erased them before getting to work.

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    1. Yes, that's why this post is titled a "standard stance." I have a lot of these tried and true poses, I usually classify them as "standard" or "classic."

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