Wednesday, July 11, 2012

IRON MAN vs. Mad Thinker! 1975 Original Cover Rough by Gil Kane! Marvel!

Saying Gil Kane was prolific is like saying the sky is awfully blue! Here is yet another incredible cover rough by Gil (who also completed the published cover), for a 1975 IRON MAN comic! Gil once again, even in this simple (?) pencilled design, shows his control over muscular anatomy, action, directing the eye (note how all the machinery, perspective, and even the villain himself, all point to the figure of the embattled Iron Man), and overall eye-catching excitement! This issue was part of the well-recalled "War of the Super-Villains" storyline in IM's book, a period where ol' Shellhead sported a nose on his helmet (which actually makes a lot of sense if you think about it)! Click to enlarge!

BONUS! Look below to glom some mid-70s merchandise that helped to immortalize Iron Man and his nifty (but soon-to-be-nipped) nose-festooned face-plate!

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