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A few moons ago, on my original blog, I had a habit of posting enlarged panels from some of my favorite comics. Not only do they look cool that way, but you really get a glimpse of the seemingly effortless techniques of the artists with this kind of detail, so I’m doing it again…
Amazing Spider-Man #44 - January, 1967. Story: Stan Lee. Art: John Romita Sr. Letters: Sam Rosen.
Las Aventuras de Dieter Lumpen – Caribe (1989) Script: Jorge Zentner. Art: Ruben Pellejero.
Kill Your Boyfriend (1995) Script: Grant Morrison. Pencils: Philip Bond. Inks: Philip Bond & D'Israeli. Colours: Daniel Vozzo. Letters: Ellie DeVille.
The Rupert Adventure Series No.2, 1949. Rupert and Uncle Bruno. Art: Alfred Bestall.
Judge Dredd: Midnight Surfer (2000 AD #424-429, 1986) Script: John Wagner & Alan Grant. Art: Cam Kennedy.
Bill Finger and Wayne Boring’s “The Girl in Superman’s Past”. DC Comics. Superman #129, 1959.
The Dark Knight Returns, 1986. Writer: Frank Miller. Penciller: Frank Miller. Inker: Klaus Janson. Colourist: Lynn Varley. Letterer: John Costanza.
From a Production Stat for Ms. Marvel #1 - January, 1977. Script: Gerry Conway. Pencils: John Buscema. Inks: Joe Sinnott. Letters: John Costanza.
Starstruck "The Luckless, The Abandoned, and the Forsaked", 1982. Writer: Elaine Lee. Artist: Michael Wm. Kaluta.
The Daily Mirror Book of Garth (1975) - The Cloud of Balthus. Art: Frank Bellamy.
Oh, Wicked Wanda! (Panel Detail) First Series (1973). Script: Frederic Mullally. Art: Ron Embleton.
Heavy Metal Magazine - August, 1981. The Nikopol Trilogy: The Immortals' Fete. By Enki Bilal.
And last but not least, Doctor Strange, Into Shamballa, (1986) Story/Script: J.M. DeMatteis. Story/Art: Dan Green.
In memory of Dan Green who we lost a few days ago, here are a couple of photos I took, when alongside John Romita Jr. and Annie Nocenti, Dan visited us at Marvel UK in Redan Place, London, way back in 1985.
R.I.P. Dan Green. November 26, 1952 – August 19, 2023.
All comic art © their respective publishers. Photos © steve cook 2023
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