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Robert Bradley
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Posted: 11 April 2016 at 10:15am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Brad - The safari jacket look for Wonder Man debuted in Avengers #167, which was drawn by George Perez.  So if he did the re-design it would have been his second for Wonder Man in about a year (having given him his previous costume in Avengers #161).

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Geoff Lander
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Posted: 11 April 2016 at 10:40am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

This is great.  I love the way JB draws Thor.
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Brian Miller
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Posted: 11 April 2016 at 11:10am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Robert, I'm talking about this costume:

 

Which made its debut in AVENGERS 254, IIRC.

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Peter Martin
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Posted: 11 April 2016 at 11:19am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Bob Hall maybe?
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Peter Martin
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Posted: 11 April 2016 at 11:24am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

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Wallace Sellars
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Posted: 11 April 2016 at 11:34am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

I really enjoyed how powerful the Hulk was shown to be in THE INCREDIBLE
HULK #316.

Is that the first time Hawkeye exhibited precognitive abilities?
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Doug Centers
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Posted: 11 April 2016 at 12:46pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

The second uniform is my favorite. I was really disappointed when he came out in that safari jacket.
Loved the way his was written after he came back from the dead. Unsure of himself and not really believing that he belonged as an Avenger. It has only been within the last couple of years that I found out about the "Hollywood" Simon.
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Brian Miller
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Posted: 11 April 2016 at 7:23pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

I like this later one better, by far!
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John Byrne

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Posted: 11 April 2016 at 7:29pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

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Gah! The red and white Iron Man!

I'd suggested to Mark Gruenwald that the armored Giant Man, in the "Armored Avengers" issue of WHAT IF? looked much more like an IRON Man, in blue and silver, than did the red and gold armor that Tony Stark had sported for so many years. (I still missed the gray!!) I said maybe, since they were tinkering with the design of the armor (and I was in on that) the color could be changed?

But what they did was put him in red and white -- which looked to me like a coloring mistake.

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Robert Bradley
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Posted: 11 April 2016 at 8:14pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

All better than "Christmas Wonder Man" -


 



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Charles Valderrama
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Posted: 11 April 2016 at 8:56pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

I'd suggested to Mark Gruenwald that the armored Giant Man, in the "Armored Avengers" issue of WHAT IF? looked much more like an IRON Man, in blue and silver, than did the red and gold armor that Tony Stark had sported for so many years.
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I see what you mean, JB... the blue and silver make for a better color scheme.... never liked that red & white suit tho' (too bulky) . Looking back at this "What If" issue, I missed that version of Iron Man's armor, especially the
helmet/mask-

-C!



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Vinny Valenti
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Posted: 11 April 2016 at 9:16pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

I dubbed it the "New Coke" armor years ago, because, well.....

They debuted within months of each other, and lasted about as long to boot.
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John Byrne

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Posted: 12 April 2016 at 4:39am | IP Logged | 13 post reply

…never liked that red & white suit tho' (too bulky)…

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First step, or at least an early step, on the road that leads to multiple suits of armor for different purposes. "Here's the suit for deep sea diving, here's the suit for outer space..." All things he could do perfectly well in the original armor. When the other suits turned up, I asked "Which one does Robin wear when Batman is injured?"

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Peter Martin
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Posted: 12 April 2016 at 10:06am | IP Logged | 14 post reply

First time I saw the Silver Centurion suit, I thought it was cool. It looked new and exciting and it sort of typified the impression of looking into the future when I got my hands on imported US comics. The UK versions were a bit behind, so I was still on Secret Wars and Iron Man was red and gold (and Rhodey!) for my UK issues. As time went on though, I found myself longing for the sleeker red and gold version and was happy when they eventually returned to a version of it (inferior as the new version was). 
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Brian Miller
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Posted: 12 April 2016 at 10:16am | IP Logged | 15 post reply

I'm in the minority. I like the red & silver. I DO, however, think it would be very cool in that blue instead of red.
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Andrew Bitner
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Posted: 12 April 2016 at 11:23am | IP Logged | 16 post reply

My first impulse when the variant armors started to come out was, "Are they doing this to make more toys?" I thought I was deeply cynical at the time.
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 12 April 2016 at 2:25pm | IP Logged | 17 post reply

Such physicality in Wonder Man and Thor! I like it!
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Gundars Berzins
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Posted: 12 April 2016 at 4:36pm | IP Logged | 18 post reply

Wow another great piece. A pow in your face commission! 
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Hmarrs Marrero
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Posted: 10 August 2016 at 7:14am | IP Logged | 19 post reply

I dont know how you do it you had me in awe as a child and here I am still in awe as an adult.
Somehow you just get better and better.
As an Artist I want to thank you because most Artist get settled in what works for them and stop growing.Your aleays changing and trying new things.
In this picture I promise in nothing I have ever seen before not by anyone else not even by have I ever felt I was in the midst of thst battle and about to get punched if I dont move out of the way ..Just Astonishing...The only other Artist that I may have similar have me inthe Midst of the action was probably...Frank Frezetta..Just,Amazing..
I think you should named this one..."DUCK!!!"
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