Daredevil by Ann Nocenti and John Romita Jr. or It Doesn’t Get Much Better Than This…
You’ll be hard pressed to find Marvel comics in the modern days as good - and wholly interesting - as Nocenti and JRjr’s Daredevil.Certainly Frank Miller’s run deserves every ounce of praise it get’s, but Nocenti’s lengthy run on the book definitely shouldn’t be missed either.
And with art like this to look forward to, do yourself a favor and run to the nearest comic shop to remedy this potential hole in your collection! If only my comics were packed away, I’d pull out the first issue featuring this creative team that I stumbled upon that fateful day in my local Waldenbooks. It was Daredevil #269 featuring Pyro & the Blob, and I devoured the issue outside a food court at the mall. Were those the days.
Nothing gets better than John Romita Jr. 75% of the comics I read as a kid were illustrated by him. I fucking love his work.
I’ll admit, I wasn’t the biggest Fantastic Four fan until I met my fiance Virginia and then the whole super hero team just rubbed off on me. And now they’re one of my favorite things and I hold them pretty dear to my heart. Just like her, a die hard FF fan, I was pretty upset with the previous films. And the recent news of a new Fantastic Four film wasn’t making me feel any better; even when you consider all the success that Marvel has had making films lately.
But sometimes you hear a rumor that ends up being 100% true and you get really excited again about your favorite super hero team coming to the big screen! Virginia was talking about the Fantastic Four casting news that to her was exciting, so I did some searching to see what the news was all about and it looks like Chronicle actor Michael B. Jordan is up for contention for the roll of Johnny Storm, aka The Human Torch. According to the source I read Jordan has been Josh Trank’s number one choice to play Johnny since he was given the reigns of the Fantastic Four film. They previously worked together on Trank’s directorial debut, Chronicle.
I think Jordan is a great choice. He was honestly the only character I cared about in Chronicle and (spoiler) after his character died I didn’t really give a shit about anything else. I think he’s definitely got the cred to pull of Johnny Storm, he’s one hell of an actor.
Heavy Metal - where creepy aliens like to secretly watch white people make love.
The Clash: Last Gang in Town
From an issue of Metal Hurlant. This strip was never printed in it’s American counterpart, Heavy Metal.
1996 by Chantal Montellier
A page from Sergio Macedo’s Selenia; featured in the very first issue of Heavy Metal.
Cover to the April 1983 edition of Marvel’s Epic; which was more or less their version of Heavy Metal.
Broken City Blues by Brian J. Smith
Here’s the image I posted the WIP of before, scanned and colored. Gonna transfer the line work to a board and do a gouache painting of this scene as well. This was originally meant as a comp for the painting but decided to put some digital colors on the inked line work.
Mark Scultiz’ Xenozoic Tales Hardcover Compilation! [Fully Funded Kickstarter w/29 Days to Go!]
I’ve been a huge Schultz fan since fortuitously stumbling upon Xenozoic Tales (also known as Cadillacs and Dinosaurs) in the mid-90’s. His work is unbelievably crafted, and believe me, old-school comic fans were yearning for good quality books and stories back then! Of course, I fell for Hannah Dundee hard, and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve purchased the series in its several formats! Well, might as well chalk up another as Mark Schultz and Flesk Publications have an awesome Kickstarter campaign up and running, and of course, I’m happy to oblige ‘em an extra backer! Pledged at the Xenozoic HC tier! More on the HC below:
352 pages, 8.5 x 11 inches, comes in a paperback edition and a hardcover with jacket. This book collects all of the Xenozoic stories written and drawn by Mark. In addition, he has produced a new cover for this fresh printing.
Since we have had requests for a hardcover edition of this collection, we’ve decided to put this up on Kickstarter, along with Carbon. If we reach our goal, we will produce a very small run of only 500 hardcover copies with jacket. This edition will not be available in the stores and will serve as a Flesk exclusive Publisher Edition.
Feel free to check oall of this out, plus his Carbon Artbook, Prints, and upcoming Stretch Goals (!) in the Kickstarter link below. Love this stuff, just look at that beaut!
I have one of his signed art books through Flesk Publications; seriously Mark Schultz stuff is amazing!! Support this KickStarter and get some nice art to add to your collection!
Metal Hurlant, 1982, Issue #6
Page One translation
“Your ten credits, and fifteen more…”
“Sorry, I’m out”
Page Two translation
“Listen up ! A plane !”
“Bah ! It will pass over.”
“No ! It’s coming this way!”
“Well, will you cover my bet, or not?”
“We’ve been seen!”
Page Three translation
“Don’t stand over there !”
”….too late ! Do not talk, boy ….”
“Damn …. for once I had a good hand!”