Saturday, May 28, 2011

The History of Ant-Man! Giant Man? Goliath? YellowJacket? 1985 Fred Hembeck Special Feature!

Holy identity crisis! Here's a fun and funny look at the checkered past of Hank Pym, alias the size-(and name) changing Ant-Man! As most hard-core fans know, Hank hasn't had the smoothest of super-hero careers, and super-cartoonist Fred Hembeck chronicles all of his ups and downs (sorry) in this great feature from MARVEL AGE fan magazine! Maybe Ant/Giant Man/Goliath/Yellowjacket will finally get his due in upcoming AVENGERS movies? Click to enlarge!

BONUS! Lest you think I'm exaggerating Hank's severe identity confusion, click below to glare at a 1967 Pym-parodying panel from NOT BRAND ECHH!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Albert Bigley 1977 FANTASTIC FOUR Artwork!? Marvel Comics Calendar?!

Another brain-blistering look at my early work! This time we view some not-so-fabulous FANTASTIC FOUR artwork, drawn by me in 1977, at age 12! Fully cribbed from the then-current 1977 MARVEL MEMORY ALBUM calendar, here is my attempt (using crow-quill pens and nibs) to re-create that good old Jack Kirby/Joe Sinnott magic you see beneath my art, in the image below! How'd I do? Never mind. Just click to enlarge!