Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Jon Adams covers Avengers 221























Original cover by Ed Hannigan and Joe Rubinstein; 1982 Marvel. Jon Adams's website is here.

23 comments:

  1. This is so effin' brilliant! :D Way cool!

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  2. That is rad. I especially love your Ant Man and She-Hulk. Really funny concept and nice drawings as well.

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  3. I have to agree that this is a great take on issue 221.
    I wish that they had included this as a mail-in ballot with the original book. Your messy-haired She-Hulk is really funny and fitting with the character. I also think that Black Bolt looks suitably sad from having to keep his trap tightly shut.

    All these funny follow-ups make me regret doing such a straight-forward version of the cover...but it was still a blast.

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  5. Actually you did send it in but I haven't had a chance to get back to you yet. Why don't you hold off and I'll send you an e-mail tonight.

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  6. (reposting deleted comment minus irrelevancy)

    Sadly, the mail-in ballot would've been a lesson in futility, because they had already picked the two characters: issue 221 was the story where She-Hulk joined up and Hawkeye rejoined. A few of the others on the cover were also in the story, but some of them were total red herrings.

    Anyway, this version is hilarious. They all look like they're hoping *not* to get picked, except maybe Rom. And Dazzler's hair is a sobering reminder of the horrors of past decades.

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  7. Brilliant.
    Seeing the two covers side by side like that makes me happy.

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  8. this is a good one — really clever.

    at first, i was hoping it was an application form for mightiest hero (w/ previous job experience listing, references, etc.).

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  9. In the never-ending Avengers #221 cover coverings, I think we now have a clear winner. I love this one.

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  10. I think this is the most original "cover" of the covers yet. Very imaginative.

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  11. OK, please pardon the rudeness but I'm going to post a link to my own #221 cover here instead of submitting it to Robert, because he probably has about 300 of them by now. The heroes are frolicsome in this version, which might be helpful for anyone who's just been totally bummed out by Jon. (Dang, man-- I just recovered from reading Truth Serum and aw no, look at those poor guys, now I want to go drown in a shallow pool.)

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  12. I kind of feel like ROM should always be addressed as ROM Spaceknight.

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  13. Hob...
    You should've let Rob put your cover up on the blog here. It's really funny and fantastic. It would get much praise. Nice drawing, too!

    Also...I would direct everyone who reads this to check out Jon Adams' blog. I did and it's really clever and funny just like his Avengers 221 cover. Check out the Stan Lee "birthing" picture...hilarious.

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  14. Since the point of this blog is interpretations of comic covers, I think it is great there have been multiple interpretations of this cover. The one linked to here should definitely be submitted, it is pretty neat.

    Getting bent out of shape about somebody else wanting to draw the same cover is lame.

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  15. Anonymous: Huh? No one got bent out of shape! I just decided to put up a picture on my own blog, rather than add to Robert's extremely large pile of submissions when he had already posted one of mine just the other day.

    Jon: Oh my God, that Stan Lee thing is... oh my God.

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  16. And Alphabetized! Genius!

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  17. I love how clean and white collar the form's art is.

    Great work.

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