Unused cover to the 1997 relaunch of Howard the Duck that didn’t happen. By David Brewer? If only I could remember where I found this.


Bryan Hitch, pour Ultimates v1 #9 avait également envisagé cette couv’, visiblement

La couverture alternative de Marvels Epilogue de Ron Lim, non publiée


Et la publiée :


Tiens, je ne connais pas : c’est quoi, Marvels Epilogue ?


Un one-shot publié en 2019.

An all-new standalone epilogue to the classic MARVELS graphic novel written by Kurt Busiek and fully-painted by Alex Ross!

A “Marvels” look at the “all-new, all-different” X-Men of the 1970s. In this 16-page story, Alex and Kurt bring Marvel’s world to brilliant, realistic life one last time, as the now-retired Phil Sheldon and his daughters, in Manhattan to see the Christmas lights, find themselves in the middle of a clash between the outsider heroes and the deadly Sentinels, giving them a close-up perspective on the mutant experience.

Also featuring a behind-the-scenes look at the making of this special story, and other bonus features.

Ça m’a complètement échappé.


Je ne sais pas si ça a été posté.


Celle-là, je l’ai vue il y a très longtemps, sans doute dans un des premiers fanzines que j’ai lus, ou dans un vieux bouquin historique. Elle revêt un charme et un mystère, à mes yeux, qui n’a jamais pâli avec le temps.


C’est du Kirby ?

Je comprends le sentiment ! Elle est fantastique ! Elle dégage une de ces puissances !

Elle a fini par être utilisée pour un des numéros du Jack Kirby Collector de TwoMorrows.



Elle fut remplacée par celle-ci :

Mais euh … deux fois.


Black Panther #15, par Jerry Bingham
(quand Dumbo fâché, lui toujours faire ainsi)



Batman #50, par Tim Sale

Here’s another lost cover from days gone by, this one a beautiful piece done by Andy Kubert back when he was drawing THOR for me.

It seems strange to me looking at this piece now that we never used it anywhere, as apart from that fallen dinosaur in the background, it’s not at all story-specific. But then I remember that shortly after Andy departed the series, we changed Thor’s costume in making him Lord of Asgard, and so perhaps that’s why this piece stayed in inventory for so long. But it’s great, evidencing the power of Andy’s compositions and the sort of stylization he uses to such great effect. Andy was a completely different artist from John Romita Jr , who had been his predecessor on THOR , but they both have an underlying similarity in terms of the way they exaggerate the form for heroic effect and the manner in which their work radiates barely-contained power. It was a real shame to lose Andy to DC for so long, though he did some excellent work over there as well. It’s also interesting to me how, like his brother Adam , Andy has integrated his father Joe Kubert’s line-style into his work, but adapted it to make it his own. All three Kuberts ultimately draw very differently, but there is a commonality of line, of the way they spot blacks and use shadows for effect, that I find interesting.

Ron Wilson pour Web of Spider-Man #7