Web Arted Apr 27th

A gathering of wonderful art spotted by yours truly these last seven days: Simonson, Kirby, Ribic, Stewart, Canete, Frazetta, Rivera and more!

A gathering of wonderful art spotted by yours truly these last seven days.

Enchantress by Walt Simonson. Source.

Empty Hearts panel by Frank Frazetta. Source. I love the detail put into the background of a single panel: look at that sculpture!

Batman Incorporated cover by Frank Quitely. Source.

Fantastic Four panel by Jack Kirby. Source.

Captain Marvel by Cameron Stewart. Source.

X-Men versus Avengers panel by Jack Kirby. Source.

Silver Surfer by Esad Ribic. Source.

Hulk panel by Jack Kirby. Source.

Orson Randall by Kaare Andrews. Source.

Polaroid by Eric Canete. Source.

Avengers by Paolo Rivera. Source.

Spider-Man cover by Travis Charest. Source.

Scott VanderPloeg
Scott VanderPloeg

Scott works in I.T. but lives to eat and read. His other ramblings can be found at AE Index and eBabble. Art collection at Comic Art Fans.

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12 years ago

For my contribution this week… I want to offer **drum roll please**



First DC, then ONI… and now Valiant. All within spitting distance of each other. What do we make of all these new comic book identities?

In the case of Valiant, it’s a rebirth… Walter, should I be scooping up old copies of X-O Manowar?

DC has started implementing their new mark and I feel my suspicions are being confirmed. Dynamic logos are the new trend but the rendering aspect of their new ID system may be too impractical, even for DC.

12 years ago

Here’s ONI:


Not even a whisper on CBD… for shame.

12 years ago

Sorry to hijack this post but I thought Anthony and perhaps others might find this interesting:

Q2 earning have been coming in and Amazon blew away expectations this week by reporting 28 over 7 cents. A couple things caught my attention…

• Their margins are only 1.5% where as Walmart is around 6%. Could this be a result of the fact that Amazon is willing to sell at a loss in order to dominate a market and drive out competitors?

• Digital media is increasingly becoming more meaningful. The top selling products were Kindle eBooks, movies, music and apps.


So what does this have to do with comics? Reports like this gives us insight and clues as to where the comic book market maybe headed. A some point, eBooks will out strip printed books… so will this be mirrored in comics?

I had dinner recently with a friend who works at Harlequin books. As you can imagine, they are scrambling over there, not knowing which way to turn. He believes that eBooks will eventually adopt a subscription model. Pay one monthly fee and consume as many books as you like. This got me thinking? Could it be that Marvel has been correct all along… and is actually ahead of the curve? But then, why not music? He claims that music is mood based and can’t be experienced the same way… say on a tablet.

But, it’s one thing for them to stream text and have it reformat on the Kindle… but comics are half visual. Even if he is correct about eBooks, could or would this apply to comics?

I still feel that digital comics need to evolve into a more richer experience to take advantage of the medium which in turn would help to justify the price tag… but it was refreshing to hear his perspective, viewed through a different lens.

Danny Champ
Danny Champ
12 years ago

Jolly good 🙂 Like’m all