Thursday, July 7, 2011

TIGRA! The Secret Origin! GIANT SIZE CREATURES! 1974 Marvel Monster Madness!

Direct from her first appearance, in 1974's GIANT SIZE CREATURES # 1, here is the inside, super-secret, real origin of the sexy were-woman, Tigra, by her creator, Tony "The Tiger" Isabella! ! Tho never a major Marvel player, the famed feline certainly held her own in issue of AVENGERS, DEFENDERS, and other merry Marvel mags! Interesting to note that she was a product of a directed effort to bring about more Marvel super-females to the line, as well as the then-current "monster and horror" trend in comics! In years to come, that effort would be spear-headed (with varying degrees of success) by such characters as She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel, (the female) Captain Marvel, Spider-Woman, Dazzler, and others! Enjoy, also, the fab early concept sketches of Tigra by the great Gil Kane, the essential "Marvel Checklist," "Value Stamp," and ad for some new book called THE DEFENDERS! More a fan could want?! Click to enlarge!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I really liked Tigra from the first time that I saw her in the early 1980s. I didn't realize that she was created by my Facebook friend Tony Isabella! I'll have to thank him.