Thursday, December 31, 2009

Albert Bigley Spider-Man Family Original Comic Art! 1975! Marvel!

Based on the fabulous art of John Romita sr., here is my 1975 NOT-so-fabulous attempt to depict the supporting cast of the SPIDER-MAN comics of the day. Could this possibly BE any creepier?
Click to enlarge. Go on.

Saturday, December 26, 2009


Check out this link for some great re-mastered comic book covers from the past, such as my "animated" take on the cover to DC Comics' JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1! Lots of great images at this very cool site!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

1979 Albert Bigley INCREDIBLE HULK Painted Original Comic Art!

Done by me as a cover for my own 30-page comic based on 60s Hulk TALES TO ASTONISH tales (as recorded from the afternoon MARVEL SUPERHEROES cartoon reruns). Not bad for a 14-year old using ink and watercolors. I was inspired by the painted covers of the 70s RAMPAGING HULK magazines, with paintings by Ken Barr, Earl Norem, and Bob Larkin. Click to enlarge.

Friday, December 18, 2009

1979 Albert Bigley FANTASTIC FOUR Original Art! Herbie The Robot!

That's right. This 1979 ink and watercolor horror was part of a 30-page comic I created then. I would record the audio from the then-current NBC FF cartoon show (among others), and use it as a "Marvel style" synopsis for my comics, as a way to prepare myself for the "real thing" someday.

Note my George Perez facial shadow influences! Click to enlarge. If ya really wanna.

Monday, December 14, 2009

In My Room! 1982!

Yep! Here is a blurry pic (hey, I was busy in those days!) of my room, in Laurinburg, NC, from 1982.

Among the Hulk and Spider-Man (can you spot the Aurora version?)model kits on display, you can see tons of bagged Marvel Comics (I had left DC behind 4 years earlier, and won't return until the next year)! How many can YOU name? Click to enlarge!

And, yes, 90% of these books are STILL in my collection today.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Albert Bigley Art! "New Look for Robin!" Batman! 1976! DC Comics!

Those of you who remember 70s comics will recall the semi-regular feature in the BATMAN books, "A New Look for Robin." Readers were allowed to send in their drawings featuring radical new takes on the Boy Wonder's costume, leaving behind the yellow cape and short pants (heh) in most cases.

The main attraction to me was getting your art actually published in a real (gasp) DC comic book! Hence, the sad costume design below (click to enlarge). Still with the short pants and canary (get it?) yellow cape. All made worse with the added mini-dress look. As if Robin didn't get teased enough with the old outfit.

I, thankfully, never sent this puppy in, and DC, of course, would never change Robin's highly recognizable and profitable (for toy licensing) outfit until the anything-goes early 90s, in yet another desperate publicity stunt of the day.

THAT time, he lost the short pants.