Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Behold the Vision! Avengers #57 and Marvel Two-In-One #39

Classic Vision stance! First, Vizh flexing some muscle in his debut in Avengers #57-- by Big John, natch...
Buscema Avengers 57 Behold Vision
1968: Avengers #57 - John Buscema 

...and here's Vizh in Marvel Two-In-One #39--Ron Wilson's version.
Marvel Two-In-One Vision Thing
1978: Marvel Two-In-One #39 - Ron Wilson

The full Buscema panel from #57.
Vision Avengers 57
1968: Avengers #57

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 Subby Stance--by Two Masters

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

A mirror image of the Buscema art was was used for the cover of Tales to Astonish volume 2  #1, so here's another pair to compare and contrast: 
John Buscema Sub-Mariner
                                                                      1979: Tales to Astonish vol. 2 #1  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   

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