Monday, November 8, 2010

AVENGERS! 1968 Original Cover Art by John Buscema! Masters of Evil Attack!

A terrific example of some of the pulse-pounding 60s art of John Buscema! John became one of Stan Lee's "go-to guys" for not only drama-drenched cover scenes, but also interiors, on such books as AVENGERS, SILVER SURFER, and many others, all to lead to his great 70s stint on CONAN! Be sure to check the differences in the original art (left), as opposed to it's final published version on the right! Click to enlarge!


4 comments:

Joe Jusko said...
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Joe Jusko said...

GEEZUS! The original version is so much more dramatic. They massacred the Panther figure in the retouch and destroyed the action of Black Knight by reducing the window and flying glass. I've seen a lot of 60's Marvel retouches that worked but this isn't one of them.

Al Bigley said...

Makes you wonder why! The background wasn't THAT busy! They also coudla used that odd 60s dark gary to tamp down the background elements, too...

Al Bigley

Joe Jusko said...

Exactly! It DOES explain why even as a kid I noticed that the Panther didn't look like Buscema/Tuska to me. Obviously retouched in0house.