Neil Gaiman sketch of Galactus on Fantastic Four #48

I’ve had a couple of books signed by Neil Gaiman since 1997, so when, a couple of years ago I had the chance to go to another signing, I decided to get something a bit special for someone else. I admit it made a lot more sense at the time, but I asked him to do a Galactus sketch on the cover of Fantastic Four #48.

He was a bit surprised (and so were the staff at the stand), but as I had bought a couple of books and there was no one else on the queue, he had no way out. Here’s the result:

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Here’s the sketch in a close-up (I have blurred the name of the recipient, but this is real):

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And for all you people wondering if I am just making this up, here’s a few pics of Neil doing the sketch:

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Good sport, that Gaiman! I am not sure many people would have done it … By the way, I checked and this happened back in 2007. Time flies! But, at the same time, here we are waiting for a new Sandman project … Looks great too!

Jack Kirby’s Dwayne Elizondo (…) Camacho

I caught a glimpse of Idiocracy yesterday on TV, and again I can’t help feel that Terry Crews’ character, President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho, has jumped out directly from a 70’s Kirby comic (anything from his Captain America Mindbomb run to Kamandi), if only aesthetically. So I decided to give it a try, by quick-coloring a Conan illustration by Jack Kirby and this only reaffirms my feeling:

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Jack Kirby vs Glenn Danzig

I was googling the covers Kirby did for Verotik (Danzig’s comic company)¬†and unexpectedly fell upon Glenn Danzig interviewing Jack Kirby, which I didn’t know had happened, but I am not really surprised about (with Danzig being such a huge Kirby fan).

Anyway, here are the covers (not Kirby’s greatest work, but still Kirby):

Jack Kirby’s Ghost Rider

I confess I was unaware about this until a while ago, but Jack Kirby drew 3 covers for the Ghost Rider back in the 70’s, so I decided to put them in this scrapbook of the subconscious that I call website:

Improbable crossovers

As you might have seen on the collage I posted a few posts ago with my collection of inter-company crossovers, I am a bit obsessed with them at the moment. The quality is generally very poor but there’s something inherently fun about them.

I would like to take this moment to call for a minute of silence to the following crossovers, which might never happen:

Except the one with Darkseid and Thanos, of course … It’s already happened!

And, as a bonus, the King wanted to join the party too:

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Captain America vs Batman by Jack Kirby