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:
Darkseid vs Thanos commission by Jim Starlin
Batman beating Wolverine commission by John Byrne
Wolverine vs Batman by Mike Wieringo for the Last Man Standing section of the Wizard magazine
Lion-o vs He-Man by Ed McGuinness for the Last Man Standing section of the Wizard magazine
Deadpool and Lobo commission by Reilly Brown
Spider-Man and Spawn cover by J, Scott Campbell for Wizard
Only piece of art created for the announced but never started Batman / Gen 13 crossover
DC elseworlds Last Man Standing by Arthur Adams
Batman vs Spider-Man by Michael Turner for the Last Man Standing section of the Wizard magazine
Boba Fett vs Deadpool by Ed McGuinness for the Last Man Standing section of the Wizard magazine
Hellboy vs Spawn by Mike Mignola for the Last Man Standing section of the Wizard magazine
Soooo, to finish off the week of art, how about some Keith Giffen? I wanted to end big and trying to pick a few Kirby pieces would be too heart-breaking. I have loved Giffen’s work since I can remember and his ability to reinvent his style decade after decade is one of the most interesting things to follow in the US comics scene.
I tried to select some unpublished or rare illustrations. Some of them are from http://www.comicartfans.com, which, as always, feels like a trip down the missed opportunities boulevard …
Mr. Giffen, we all like your writing but try to get some art done more regularly, please! And if everything else fails, there’s always Kickstarter!!!
Darkseid Splash from DC Challenge #11
Batman features on a page from the Charlton character focused unpublished Blockbuster series
JLA illustration for an ad of Giffen & co’s last arc on the series, Breakdowns
Captain America Spotlight cover
Zemo vs Cap on the unpublished Captain America Spotlight #2 cover
Is this the only time Giffen drew Wolverine?
Pencils by Jason Pearson, inks by Giffen
Kirby as God for the cover of Victory #5, still unpublished