Monday, June 21, 2010

1980 Albert Bigley CAPTAIN AMERICA Art! Marvel Comics?!

Ah, another classic from my past. Created at age 15, this is the final tear-jerking, senses-shattering pencil-and-ink page from my adaptation of some mid-60s CAP "Tales of Suspense" comics. I was fixated then on straight-edges, Flair pens purchased from the local Revco, and George Perez's art. You can read all about it here, but for now, be contented with simply gazing upon this sparkling treasure from the storied past of 1980. Click to enlarge!

Above, left: The final page to my 1980 adaptation of this famous tale, and (right) the actual 1966 John Romita-drawn version (which I had no access to, at the time)! My comic was based on an audio tape-recorded rerun episode of the MARVEL SUPERHEROES cartoon take on this tale!