Thursday, May 25, 2023

Jack Kirby's Darkseid by Lee Bermejo


This is a great drawing!

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Brian Bolland Draws the Cover


Brian Bolland has been drawing fabulous comic covers for over 40 years now. It's a less frequent occurrence now than previously so each one is anxiously awaited.

You might not have come across this latest cover by Mr. Bolland so I wanted to be sure to share it. The new drawing is not a comic book cover but rather the cover to a collection of a well-regarded newspaper strip. Carol Day by David Wright was printed in daily newspapers in the 1950s and a 1957 sequence from the strip is being accorded Artist Edition-type reproduction at the size of the original artwork. This is a high-end limited publication and ore details are over here.

The promotional materials describe Mr. Bolland as a superfan of the Carol Day strip and he was only too eager to provide the collection's cover.

Monday, May 08, 2023

Adam Warlock at McDonald's

I ordered a Happy Meal at McDonald's the other day and was pleased to get Adam Warlock as my toy! Press the button on his back and he rotates his right arm like he is getting ready to wallop somebody.

He is the most brightly colored of all six of the Guardians of the Galaxy toys and I feel like I won the lottery!




Sunday, May 07, 2023

A Whisper of Silent Comics


A very nice comic book was released last week and I recommend it! Silent Tales is different from the rest of the comics on the stands.

Brazilian artist Gustavo Duarte has concocted six stories featuring six different DC characters for this one-shot oversized issue. Gustavo's art style tends toward the cartoony side, and the humorous stories are a great deal of fun.

I had seen Gustavo's nice artwork before in the Dear Justice League Young Adults graphic novel and in the Bizarro miniseries from a few years back, but it is his Silent Tales that will cause me to remember his name.


Thursday, May 04, 2023

Dick Dillin Drew Jack Kirby's New Gods


Yes, that's Metron up above. Big Barda and Mr. Miracle and Oberon are down below. Jack Kirby's New Gods would interact with The Justice League many other times but this was the first.

The artwork is by Dick Dillin, and is from 1980's Justice League #183. That comic was Mr. Dillin's final JLA issue, his 115th issue of the series over a 12-year period!



Thursday, April 13, 2023

Sandman, Sandman, Sandman


Sandman debuted in Adventure Comics #40 in 1939 and it's been a smooth ride ever since.

The above beautiful drawing by Gene Gonzales shows the way we expect the Sandman character to look, and it's great!

But now get ready for some wildness as you look below at Matt Lesniewski's interpretation of the same character. Also great!

It's a big world, so why not have all kinds of Sandmen

There's no need to fight!






Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Stan and Jack Comics #1


Stan Lee and Jack Kirby teamed up to create so many great comics for us, so it's only fair that a comic book should be written about THEM!

Even Mark Evanier appears in the story, not knowing how to pronounce his own name, and we can totally relate to that.

The comic is out now and I have my copy and you can grab one also. The comic is an export from the United Kingdom so you might have to look a little harder to find it, but Stan and Jack are worth the extra effort!