Monday, April 19, 2010

MARVEL TALES 39! Original Sal Buscema Comic Art! Spider-Man vs Doc Ock!

Another great one from the severely underrated Sal Buscema! This is the art to the cover of the 1972 Spider-man reprint title, MARVEL TALES! All the info you need is right on this cover! Spidey in danger! The reason why he must defeat the evil Doctor Octopus! Great design and action! All the reason why any reader HAD to buy this issue! Click to enlarge!

7 comments:

Larry Dempsey said...

Our Pal Sal was always one of my favorites. I always loved his art atyle, especially when he inked himself (ROM, Hulk, Spectacular Spider-Man, etc.). I'm glad to see that there's finally a book out devoted to him.

Al Bigley said...

He was great. Sure, he could over-book and get a bit rushed, but his storytelling was impeccable, and he moved more comic books than any current "hot" artist you could name!

Al

Bill Storie said...

Sorry to disagree mate but this is John's work, not Sal's. Check out the signature at the bottom - it's the way JB signs his name on commission art etc. I understand why you thought it was Sal though - it had me fooled also when I first saw it - maybe Sal inked it?

Al Bigley said...

HHmm..Makes me wonder if a fan got John to sign this, regardless of which brother actually drew it...Still looks SO much like Sal to me, but...

Al Bigley

mmaillot said...

You are right Al this is probably Sal, pencils and inks. Big John as others often signed artwork they did not draw, not because the want too, but because they just forgot ! With the thousands of pages done, you can understand that. John Romita also signed some work done by others. Anyway this is a great cover, thanks for posting this.

Joe Jusko said...

This is all Sal, regardless of John's signature. As Michel said, this happened a lot. I remember trying to convince an art dealer that John Buscema Black Widow pages signed by Romita (probably because he designed the new costume) were actually inked by Verpoorten. He would not hear of it, when all he had to do was look at the issue of Amazing Adventures. Romita inked pages were worth more.

Joe Jusko said...

I meant the pencils are Sal. I believe the inks are Giacoia.