The wolverine, pronounced, Gulo gulo, also referred to as glutton, carcajou (man, someone should talk to whoever translated Mallrats to Spanish), skunk bear, or quickhatch, is the largest land-dwelling species of the family Mustelidae and the best there is at what he does.
Still a bit short of time, but here’s some art for your eyes to feast upon … This time it’s no one other than Moebius and I am not even going to bother and try to write him up. You don’t know who it is, click on the wiki link. The one thing I will say, though, is that it’s a pity that we cannot expect to be surprised by guys like him or Kirby anymore … Also, that has to be the best-looking Iron Man ever.
There’s not much I can tell you about Carlos Pacheco that hasn’t been said before, originally from Spain he jumped from Marvel UK to the US and has worked on almost all the big titles and even published creator owned stuff. So, keeping that in mind, let’s take a look at his beginnings doing covers and pin-ups for Comics Forum (the Spanish publisher of Marvel comics during the 80’s and 90’s).
Here’s an assortment of his covers for Clasicos Marvel (a series that reprinted classic Marvel arcs). I guess most of you will have no problems to identify which arcs they are for:
Powerman & Iron Fist
And some other covers and pin-ups from other series:
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:
Print for CBLDF
Happy #4 cover … Pay attention to the background: it´s incredible
Olympus 2 variant
X-Men Wizard Ace Edition cover: background, composite and overlay
Avengers Forever 4 variant cover. This issue had another beautiful variand by Jeff Smith!
Madame Xanadu 6 cover
Beautiful Endless poster
He-Man and the Master of the Universe
Darkeid and Quitely, nobody will stop them!
Wolverine vs the Hand, from The Art of Marvel Comics
Daredevil & Elektra, from The Art of Marvel Comics
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:
Deadpool and Lobo commission by Reilly Brown
Batman beating Wolverine commission by John Byrne
Spider-Man and Spawn cover by J, Scott Campbell for Wizard
Batman vs Spider-Man by Michael Turner 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
Wolverine vs Batman by Mike Wieringo 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
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
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