Thursday, June 28, 2012

Luke Cage! POWER MAN! Original 1975 Comic Art! Black Goliath!

"Gregarious" Gil Kane is a regular favorite here on the blog, and this terrific 1975 cover shows why! From the great LUKE CAGE, POWER MAN series, here is ol' Luke in energetic action against another swinging' 70s super-dude, Black Goliath! Marvel was built on the "hero vs hero" theme then, with such story-lines made possible due to misunderstandings, mistaken identity, and snap judgements (sounds like the basis for most fiction--and sit-coms), which was really a way to get the various characters to match up and simply decide who was most powerful! Artist Kane once again displays his ability to slam home another power-packed winner, with the trademark action, dynamic anatomy, movement, and drama that he brought to anything he drew! Thanks to the fabulous MARVEL AGE OF COMICS blog for this one! Click to enlarge!


Bob Almond said...

Who inked it, Giacoia?

Anonymous said...

I would love for Marvel to release a coffee table book of Gil Kane's Marvel covers from the 1970s. Avengers 141 is one of my favorite comic book covers of all time, but I never saw a Gil Kane cover that I didnt' like.