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Doug Centers
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Posted: 17 December 2018 at 6:25pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

I thought the same thing Eric. First time I've seen that cover!

May be the closest I get to seeing JB do an Atlas character!
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Bert Kruger
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Posted: 17 December 2018 at 8:19pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

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Brian Miller
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Posted: 17 December 2018 at 8:22pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

LOVE that FANFARE cover. Some great stuff inside too. 
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Greg Kirkman
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Posted: 17 December 2018 at 8:26pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

IRON MAN 197 is one of my favorite Marvel covers from any era.
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Ditto!
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Eric Jansen
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Posted: 17 December 2018 at 8:53pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

I never thought about it before but these MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS issues make it clear--JB does an especially good job with anthology covers!

Edited by Eric Jansen on 17 December 2018 at 11:14pm
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Mike Norris
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Posted: 17 December 2018 at 9:04pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Never heard of Kobalt. Had to look him up. 
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Brian Miller
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Posted: 17 December 2018 at 9:05pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

JB really seemed to get Warlock. Not many artists after Bill S did. 
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Brian Hague
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Posted: 18 December 2018 at 2:30am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Arthur Adams's and Bret Blevins's Warlock were both very much their own takes on the character rather than being Sienkiewicz's. Both had a wackiness and unpredictability to their form, but they were three-dimensional and had a sense of boundaries to them. 

JB's here returns the character to his flat yet personable ink-smudge-style origins. What I find interesting is the manner in which the Marvel characters lining up to have their picture taken mirror the art styles of the pin-ups inside. I can't recall offhand who did the Hela and Green Goblin pages inside (Charles Vess?,) but JB's depiction of them matches what's inside, as does his very Simonson-esque Thor. Yet they all look comfortable standing next to one another in the same picture. That's quite the tricky balancing act. 

Also fun is wondering who that figure is with the red cape and red boots walking away from the platform...

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Eric Jansen
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Posted: 18 December 2018 at 4:31am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Wait--why is Dracula waiting to take a picture?!?  That's not going to work!
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Brian Hague
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Posted: 18 December 2018 at 5:09am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

I also notice that he is not reflected in the Silver Surfer's board... Perhaps he's just lurking about waiting to take a bite of Clea when no one is looking.

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John Byrne

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IRON MAN 197 is one of my favorite Marvel covers from any era.

Then I will say nothing...

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John Byrne

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Posted: 18 December 2018 at 8:41am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Wait--why is Dracula waiting to take a picture?!? That's not going to work!

He just stopped by for a snack.

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