Darkseid’s goal is to eliminate all free will from the universe and reshape it into his own image. To this end, he sought to unravel the mysterious Anti-Life Equation, which gives its user complete control over the thoughts and emotions of all living beings in the universe.
It’s spring (and starting to feel like it), Friday and we have new Quitely coming next week, so it’s clearly Frank Quitely gallery time …
Probably one of the only Artists working in comics, this guy can draw anything and it’s a fucking miracle we still get comics from him, so enjoy him while it lasts. Hopefully, Jupiter’s Legacy will be good. Mark Millar’s run on The Authority is still one of my favorite runs of anything ever, but I am not really enjoying Millar’s latest work … In any case, the art will make this a pleasure for the eye, so I am in for the whole run.
Digressing here, but how disappointing was it that Quitely only drew the first 3 issues of Batman and Robin? Following him with Philip Tan, really?
Friday, spring, … I tried to get some of his lesser known stuff in here, so enjoy:
He-Man and the Master of the Universe
Wolverine vs the Hand, from The Art of Marvel Comics
Daredevil & Elektra, from The Art of Marvel Comics
Avengers Forever 4 variant cover. This issue had another beautiful variand by Jeff Smith!
Darkeid and Quitely, nobody will stop them!
Olympus 2 variant
Happy #4 cover … Pay attention to the background: it´s incredible
X-Men Wizard Ace Edition cover: background, composite and overlay
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:
Batman and Deadpool commission by Derek Fridolfs
Darkseid vs Thanos commission by Jim Starlin
Batman vs Spider-Man by Michael Turner for the Last Man Standing section of the Wizard magazine
Deadpool and Lobo commission by Reilly Brown
Lion-o vs He-Man by Ed McGuinness 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
Only piece of art created for the announced but never started Batman / Gen 13 crossover
DC elseworlds Last Man Standing by Arthur Adams
Spider-Man and Spawn cover by J, Scott Campbell for Wizard
Wolverine vs Batman by Mike Wieringo for the Last Man Standing section of the Wizard magazine
Batman beating Wolverine commission by John Byrne
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