Comic Books


In 1990 French comic book artist extraordinaire Moebius painted seven images featuring some of Marvel Comics most iconic characters: Spider-Man, Iron Man, The Punisher, Daredevil, Elektra, Wolverine and The Thing. The paintings were released as posters in 1990 and quickly went out of print.

I simply love these paintings and how can you not love Moebius excellent illustration style. Just fantastic. He is one of the greats.

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It has been a year since the passing of Marvel’s comic book legend Stan Lee. For the one-year anniversary of his death, several fans paid tribute to the legendary creator. Artists whipped out their sketching materials and creative juices to immortalize Lee as part of the Marvel universe through their work.

Stan ‘The Man’ Lee and his comic book creations was a big part of my childhood and still is. For that I am forever grateful. I am as well glad that he got to experience how his great Marvel creations came to proper life on the silver screen during the past years.

Rest in peace Stan.

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“Nemesis” is a creator-owned comic book limited series written by Mark Millar, drawn by Steve McNiven and was published by the Icon Comics imprint of Marvel Comics in 2010.

The plot… The supervillain Nemesis destroys a building in Tokyo, killing a SWAT team and a police inspector. In Washington, D.C., the FBI informs metro police Chief Inspector Blake Morrow that Nemesis is targeting him next. He is given a card reading “Blake Morrow, March 12th at midnight, Flatline still counts”. Morrow has his family put in protective custody. Nemesis hijacks Air Force One over the District of Columbia, taking the United States president hostage and crashing the plane into Washington D.C., killing hundreds. Nemesis makes an international broadcast, revealing the President hostage in front of him, and finishing it by saying: “It’s time you hail your new fucking Chief”…

This is one of those one of a kind comic books you sometimes just happens to pick up and buy. “Nemesis” has a great twisted story by Mark Millar and drawn fantastically by Steve McNiven. Read it.

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Looking forward to this one. Love Brie Larson. The poster is made by a fan according to the info I have. But, it´s a nice poster.

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How I loved reading “Superboy and The Legion of Super-Heroes” comic when I was a kid.

Sweden gets its own superhero “The Norseman” this fall via the creator Henrik Jonsson, trained in the US and with work merits from DC Comics. Read more about this comic at his homepage.

http://henrikjonssonart.com

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Curitiba-based Brazilian graphic designer and illustrator Butcher Billy—who has a knack for producing great mashups that blend the real and imaginery worlds—has created a new series of comic book-inspired poster art that features musical legends from the 1980s as superheroes. These redesigned comic book covers replace well-known DC characters with equally famous icons of the ‘80s Post-Punk/New Wave scene—in them, the fictional and real-life heroes become one.

“As a child of the ‘80s I was heavily influenced by everything from saturday morning cartoons on TV to the music coming from the radio. Ian Curtis or Johnny Rotten are as iconic to me as Superman or Batman,” Billy said. The designer’s musician-superhero pairings are made with close attention paid to the personalities of these characters—for instance, the troubled Ian Curtis of Joy Division is depicted as the brooding Batman. The other musical icons featured in the series include Morrissey of The Smiths, Billy Idol and Robert Smith of The Cure. (via Design Taxi)

Love these.

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Recently DC Comics revealed a brand new corporate identity created by the great design studio Landor. The design, with a nod to the superhero’s twin identity and the ‘peeling back’ of the mask is of course a solid idea, but I feel it doesn’t really look that aesthetic as Milton Glasers classic “DC Bullet. I like the flexibility in it, but it does lack appeal graphically. But, maybe it will grow on me.

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