Favourite Covers (and story illustrations)

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It's not Ian Kennedy or Keith Shone. The faces are all wrong for his style. I am thinking it could be Watson, but I haven't got his style burned into my brain yet.
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colcool007 wrote:It's not Ian Kennedy or Keith Shone. The faces are all wrong for his style. I am thinking it could be Watson, but I haven't got his style burned into my brain yet.
I'm leaning more towards Jim Watson, having just looked at his work here (especially The Heavy Mob piece):

http://britishcomicart.blogspot.com/sea ... m%20Watson

Whoever did the above two pieces, he's a pretty smooth inker and obviously does his research.

I think Watson also drew Captain Hornet for a while in the mid-seventies.

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Just looked at it again and it's not Jim Watson. Something about it is niggling me, but I just can't put my finger on it for the moment.
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It's at times like this we really miss Kashgar (not that we wouldn't miss him anyway!).

Does anyone have any idea who drew this beautifully composed Wizard cover from February 1963?

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stevezodiac wrote:My favourite cover is the Nick Fury Agent of SHIELD cover with Nick floating in space above the Earth - Steranko of course. Don't have the comic to hand i'm afraid. And I mustn't forget the first Marvel comic I ever bought Amazing Spider-Man 50.
That Steranko cover is one of my favorites too - so much so that I have a large-size recreation hanging on my wall!

Strangely enough my first thought was that you were describing the cover of Pow no.9 - a real oddity in which the American original was altered so that Doctor Strange was replaced with Spider-Man and Nick Fury was covered in custard instead of snow! :shock:


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I'd hazard a guess at either Leo or Ted Rawlings for the Wizard cover. Were they brothers?

Nick Fury #1 would probably be my favourite Steranko cover. The two covers he drew for the 1983 Archie re-vamp of the Fly are suitably heroic, and probably more than the Fly deserved. Here's issue 2:

http://www.comics.org/issue/37542/cover/4/

Favourite Steranko illustration would be a harder task, though.

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dreamticket wrote:I'd hazard a guess at either Leo or Ted Rawlings for the Wizard cover. Were they brothers?

Nick Fury #1 would probably be my favourite Steranko cover. The two covers he drew for the 1983 Archie re-vamp of the Fly are suitably heroic, and probably more than the Fly deserved. Here's issue 2:

http://www.comics.org/issue/37542/cover/4/

Favourite Steranko illustration would be a harder task, though.
It's not either of the Rawlings (and they were not related) but I haven't got a clue who else it could be. Leo's style is very stylised (Giant Hedgehog for example) and Ted's style was a lot looser (The Hammer Man is the best example of Ted).
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Re Steranko's best work how about that "Hell Hound" double page spread? I think it was in SHIELD.

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stevezodiac wrote:Re Steranko's best work how about that "Hell Hound" double page spread? I think it was in SHIELD.
I'd agree with that. Couldn't dig it out to provide a scan. Here's another favourite Wizard cover for the time being.
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dreamticket wrote:...I'd agree with that. Couldn't dig it out to provide a scan. Here's another favourite Wizard cover for the time being.
Wizard_15_03_1975.jpg
And that is one of Carlos Ezquerra's rare works for DCT. It is a beauty isn't it?
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colcool007 wrote:
dreamticket wrote:...I'd agree with that. Couldn't dig it out to provide a scan. Here's another favourite Wizard cover for the time being.
Wizard_15_03_1975.jpg
And that is one of Carlos Ezquerra's rare works for DCT. It is a beauty isn't it?
I'm gobsmacked! Just didn't see that at all. Of course, now that you mention it I can see it couldn't be anybody else. Will now comb through the rest of my Wizards to see if I can spot anymore.

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The artist so adept at depicting war themes wasn't Watson,Kennedy or Rawlings but Jeff Bevan a stalwart of the Thomson papers for thity-five years from the late 1950's.
His dad Oscar had been a Thomson staff artist before him mostly working on the women's magazines.

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Welcome back, Ray. :cheers:

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That makes two of us very glad to see Ray back. :grouphug:
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Thanks guys. I'll try not to wander off again.

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