Friday, December 3, 2010

Joe Jusko covers Avengers 4





















Original cover by Jack Kirby and George Roussos; Marvel 1964. Joe Jusko's website is here.

17 comments:

  1. That is absolutely fantastic. I love it. Great work, Joe. Seems like it would be intimidating to take on such an iconic cover, but this is gorgeous.

    Also, I think Giant Man might have one of the least intimidating comic book cover poses ever on this cover. But it's gotta be tough when his only power is... bigness.

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  2. This reminds me of the good old Marvel Masterpieces cards from my youth.

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  3. Awesome alone can not describe this piece. Not even epic.

    This is just simply stunning!

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  4. Thanks, guys! It was fun trying to capture the quirkiness of Kirby with a realistic approach. I was SO tempted to alter the Giant Man figure but that would have defeated the purpose. :-) I was supposed to do 100 Silver Age recreations for an art book, card set, prints, etc. but the company that was going to license the job went undr after only three sample pieces were completed (this being one). I'm hoping to get someone else to do it somewhere down the line.

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  5. That would be a fun job....

    Was it just Marvel Silver Age....or was it to include DC stuff?

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  6. All Marvel. The stuff I loved as a kid so it would have been a dream job!

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  7. Thanks for sharing a beautiful piece of work from an up-and-coming artist. I am sure we will see a lot more from this Jusko fellow! ;)

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  8. Wow, Joe Jusko, the guy responsible for my single favorite cover in the history of comics. This one is great, love the detail and texture on Cap. Minor critique is that Iron Man is really, really shiny even though the sky is overcast. ;)

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  9. Hey MDV:
    Which cover is your all time favorite? The suspense.....

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  10. Joe is a master - that's for sure.

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  11. It captures the power of the moment. Way cool! I wonder who the Avengers were going to attach at that moment?

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  12. Wow! Who woulda thunk you could have improved on that one? It's so gorgeous I won't even bitch about Subby being missing.

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  13. Excellent recreation! Sorry to hear the book deal fell through. Any chance we'll see the two other pieces...?

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  14. I'll be posting Joe's other covers on Covered over the next few months.

    I can't imagine doing 100 of these. I don't know how fast Joe is, but it seems like it would take many years to finish a project like that.

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  15. I was figuring 1 1/2-2 years. The 120 card Burroughs set took about a year. These would be a bit more involved so more time would be needed. I still REALLY wanna do these paintings.

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  16. Just came across this and I absolutely love it. Any thought to making it into a print to sell?

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