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? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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   

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰
Captain America Falcon 162 Bucky
June 1973: Captain America #162 - Jim Starlin

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 painful๐Ÿ˜จ
Jack Kirby Captain America
Dec. 1964: Tales of Suspense #60/Captain America - Jack Kirby

Saturday, May 20, 2017

RIP Rich Buckler

1976:  Rich Buckler's mesmerizing cover to Astonishing Tales #36
featuring  his great character Deathlok

Fantastic Four 150-Buckler-GerryConway-Wedding
 Wedding of Crystal and Quicksilver--Fantastic Four #150 (1974) 
Beautiful splash by Rich Buckler

Monday, April 24, 2017

Patsy Walker and Sue Richards-Defenders #51, Fantastic Four #48-Textbook Pose

I saw this Patsy Walker panel online and was immediately reminded of Kirby's panel from Fantastic Four #48.
Patsy Walker Hellcat Defenders
1977: Defenders #51  Keith Giffen
Lee-Kirby Fantastic Four 48
1966: Fantastic Four #48 Jack Kirby

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

X-Men #34 and Dan Adkins

1967's X-Men #34 was an early Marvel penciling assignment for Dan Adkins, and back then the fanzines quickly pointed out just how heavily he'd relied on reference--check out just a few examples below (there are many more in the issue; take a look through it). Naturally Adkins looked to the Kirby X-Men issues for guidance--but guess what comic the second panel (Angel flying) is based on.

XMen 34 Dan Adkins
1967: X-Men #34  Dan Adkins

Okay, here's the breakdown:

X-Men 34 Dan Adkins
1967: X-Men #34  DanAdkins
Yes, the pose is a standard one. Adkins repositions Angel a bit.
X-Men 11 Lee-Kirby
1965: X-Men #11  Jack Kirby

X-Men 34 MoleMan
1967: X-Men #34 Adkins
Jack Kirby Captain America Suspense
1964: Tales of Suspense #60  Jack Kirby

X-Men 34 Dan Adkins
1967: X-Men #34 Dan Adkins
X-Men 10 Cyclops Marvel Girl
1964: X-Men #8  Jack Kirby

X-Men 34 Dan Adkins
1967: X-Men #34  Dan Adkins
X-Men 10 Ka-Zar Iceman
1965: X-Men #10  Jack Kirby

Go to the head of the class if you remembered that Panel 2 has been featured on Panelocity๐Ÿ˜

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Avengers Assemble! A Walk Down Memory Lane

In the "reminds me of" category.   Assemblers should check out the new Waid-Kitson Avengers limited series--a must-read for fans of the Kooky Quartet! 

Avengers Kooky Quartet  Mark Waid Barry Kitson
                      (top): 1967: Avengers #46 - John Buscema natch!
                      (bottom) 2017: Avengers #3.1 -  Barry Kitson pays homage to Big John

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