Gallery: Manara does Marvel

Continuing with the European master doing work for the American market thread started yesterday, we turn our attention to Milo Manara, the “master of erotic comics”. This one is a bit of a strange case … I mean, the jump from doing his European album thing to working with Neil Gaiman for Sandman: Endless Nights was more or less reasonable (after all, he illustrated the chapter dedicated to Desire and we have to consider other artists like Prado or Storey worked on it, too). Then it gets a bit weird, as he decided to work on X-Women with Chris Claremont, which I find quite puzzling (but, hey, the X-Men being a best-seller with a couple of movies and the chance to work with the writer who made them what they are must have been an incentive … apart from some crazy money, of course). Which brings us to the present. A present where he is doing Marvel covers every month these days (10 and counting). A present where we have a cover featuring an illustration of Angela by Milo Manara in a comic published by Disney. Who could have foreseen this 10 years ago? Surely, this is how it must have felt when the multiverse merged into a single universe at the end of Crisis on Infinite Earths.

Anyway, you are here for the covers, so here they are:

As a bonus, the other two covers he did for Vampirella and Verotik Illustrated, if only because they make a lot more sense:

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):