Tag Gil Kane

Week 50: Gah!

I can’t believe it’s Week 50 already, I think I’m going to try to do a year end Favorite 25 Splash Pages, its going to be tough to pick because there have been so many great ones. I’m still working…

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Week 32: The Lockdown

I can’t repeat myself enough, Jack Kirby is a beast, an absolute menace, the man’s imagination was infinite, from Kamandi #16, April 1974. My pal Trace from Eclipse Paper out in Winnipeg sent me in this Gil Kane two page…

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Week 27: Canusa Games

Hamilton Ontario and Flint Michigan have held their annual CANUSA games every year since 1958, its the longest running amateur sports competition in North America. Host cities alternate each year, Hamilton odds, Flint evens. I mentioned CANUSA because this week’s…

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Covered 365: Day 240

X-Men #240, Marvel Comics, January 1989, Artist: Marc Silvestri. Day 240 makes two wanting days in a row. I’m to the point in this exercise where I do not look ahead, so I’m always hopeful tomorrow will be a better…

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Covered 365: Day 216

Famous Funnies #216, Eastern Color, March 1955. Artist: Frank Frazetta. So I did the old “I’ll tell them I’ll only use 4 but slide in the 5th at the last opportunity”. Apologies but there was no real other option today.…

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Covered 365: Day 215

Superman #215, DC Comics, April 1969. Artist: Neal Adams. There is definitely a pattern of usual suspects developing on these posts, Adams, Kane, Frazetta, Wrightson have dominated the past 20 posts at least. I have to try to dig out…

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Covered 365: Day 212

Famous Funnies #212, Eastern Color, July 1954. Artist: Frank Frazetta. No contest, Frank Frazetta’s floating girl is … well, it’s a work of art. Famous Funnies #212, the colours, the motion, a master at work. Neal Adams’ cover to Strange…

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Covered 365: Day 205

Four Color #205, Eastern Color, December 1948. Artist: Morris Gollub. I’ve never been more afraid to pick a cover! To be true to the project I had to go with the best cover and that is Morris Gollub’s exquisite rendering…

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Covered 365: Day 197

Strange Adventures #197, DC Comics, February 1967. Artist: Carmine Infantino. Carmine Infantino is slowly piling up cover of the day honors and may end up the overall winner at this rate (I have to figure out a time-effective way to…

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Covered 365: Day 193

House of Mystery #193, DC Comics, August 1971. Artist: Bernie Wrightson. I can’t think of a better hand off than Neal Adams passing the torch over to Bernie Wrightson on the House of Mystery run at issue #193. I personally…

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Covered 365: Day 185

Avengers #185, Marvel Comics, July 1979. Artist: George Perez. There was a lot to like on Day #185, tops on my list is Perez’s powerful rendering on Avengers #185. I can’t seem to get enough Gil Kane lately, have a…

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Covered 365: Day 183

Thor #183, Marvel Comics, December 1970. Artist: John Buscema. Hump day folks. We’ve posted 182 days before this post and we have 182 to go after this post. Probably a good time for as little reflection and review. I’m noticing…

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Covered 365: Day 178

Wonder Woman #178, DC Comics, Sept/Oct 1968, Artist: Mike Sekowsky. That power pose on the cover of Wonder Woman #178 signaled a new beginning, cover after cover of an empowered Wonder Woman taking charge and kicking butt. Too bad it…

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