We are very happy to be back on the Grade 4 pen pal circuit this year.
T.J. & Crissy, acting on behalf of the Biehler & Kirsch families of East Greenbush, NY, gifted the Kirby Museum with this sweet copy of what is arguably Jack Kirby’s first publication in a comic book, “The Romance of Money” from 1937. We offered a limited edition replica of “The Romance of Money” as a membership premium back in 2010.
You see this comic up there with the Bravest Warriors logo and Impossibear (aka the best character ever who is not James T. Kirk or Tequila from Hard Boiled) wielding his mighty gas powered stick and the words “Impossibear Special”? Well, that’s the Bravest Warriors: Impossibear Special and I’ve written a story for it. It’s in this month’s volume of Previews and will be released in June. You should ask your comic shop owner to get a copy for you.
(Other creators include Kevin Panetta, Nikki Mannino, Jeremy Sorese, Kate Leth, Paulina Ganucheau and Jess Fink, who are all pretty great, so if you don’t like me, you can like them.)
My variant cover for WHAT IF: AGE OF ULTRON #5! Tons of tiny Ant-Men! Hup hup hup hup!
I also did most of the interior of this book, and you’ll be able to pick it up on 4/23. This will be my second time working with radical wordsmith Joe Keatinge, after last month’s Adventures of Superman #46. I also had the pleasure of teaming up with super-editor Jon Moisan, who’s got Hawkeye beat on the eagle eyes!
Special thanks to Joe Quinones for brainstorming a bunch of ideas for this cover with me! He’s a wizard of imagination. Here are some more cute/creepy concepts we concocted. :)
OK, anyone want to guess what Mussolini was doing under that desk when their little Axis club meeting got ruined?
(America’s Best Comics #7, 1943)
Swiss artist Mathias Schmied uses a razor blade, careful hands and keen eyes to transform comic books into even more dynamic works of art. Superheroes and explosions alike breach the boundaries of their respective pages. He creates pieces using single pages and entire issues, the latter producing multi-layered scenes with a cinematic sense of perspective. Sometimes Mathias completely removes the characters, leaving their negative space to convey the drama taking place within each panel.
Visit Mathias Schmied’s website to check out more of his amazing altered comic book art.
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