Sunday, November 24, 2013

The BAB Masthead: A History (part four)

Doug:  Here's another round of those mastheads we've used over the years to liven up the place.  Enjoy!












9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Loved the 3 panel one with Deathlok, Hulk/Thor and Spidey/Black Cat.

- Mike 'more pics please' from Trinidad & Tobago.

themiddlespaces said...

The Avengers one and the Devil Dinosaur (Man,do I love Devil Dinosaur, I use a two-page Kirby splash of him and Moon-boy as my desktop)are my favorites.

I see you switched to the other Ross header I slapped together for you. I haven't been around last couple of days. Glad you liked it!

Edo Bosnar said...

I like quite a few of these, now that I get another look at them. In particular, the one with Joker and Catwoman (o.k. I admit I like that one because I like the way Davis draws Catwoman - o.k. I like the way he draws women in general), the one with the Superboy and the Legion in flight (that would look good with the new masthead, too), and the one with Green Goblin - that's one I don't remember seeing before. And that last one with the glaring ape is pretty awesome, too.

Garett said...

I like the Jusko painting of Hulk and Thor.

Doug said...

Thanks, guys! Yep, the Apes one was on the top of the blog around the time "Rise..." came out. You can't beat POTA in my book!

The Jusko paintings are all fun. I know he's not really done any sequential art (at least not that I am aware), so I wonder if any of the concerns voiced toward Alex Ross's work would also fall on Jusko's work? Please do tell.

And speaking of Ross, yes, Osvaldo -- I think I swapped out the mastheads yesterday. I didn't get tired of this first one you did, and will go back to it -- I was just excited to also run the newer one featuring the Sinister Six. And again -- many thanks for the magic you work!

Last Tales of Asgard (at least for awhile) runs tomorrow, featuring Heimdall! His role in the newest Thor film was increased, which I was happy to see. Stop by to leave a comment, even if it's a summary of the four-week series. We'll have posts each day this week. A week from Monday we get into the Paul Dini/Alex Ross treasuries that were published over 10 years ago! That's hard to believe...

Doug

Edo Bosnar said...

Doug, re: Ross and Jusko; I tend to like Jusko better, because his work tends not to be as hyper-realistic as Ross'. However, and although I really like the three images you used in that masthead, Jusko's work often reminds me of Boris Vallejo, and not in a good way, i.e., it seems a little too overwrought or too slick and shiny.

On the other hand, I really like Jusko's pencil sketches. Here's a few examples:
Tarzan
Shanna
JC & Dejah
It makes me wish he had done some sequential work.

The same applies to Vallejo, by the way. Here's a few of his non-oil, non-airbrushed drawings:
Girl & dragon
Scary centaur women
Super-hero guy
Again, it makes me wish Vallejo had done some interior art for Warren or Marvel's black & white magazines (or even 4-color work, for that matter).

...er, and sorry for what turned out to be a rather lengthy and link-heavy digression...

Edo Bosnar said...

...sorry to digress again, but I spent some more time poking around Jusko's deviantART gallery (yeah, I apparently have a lot of free time today...), and it looks like he did do some sequential art, but it's never been published. Just go to this page and look for the Hellriders images. Apparently, he is preparing this for publication, as he explains here, but that was a few years ago. Anyway, I have to say I like the way the pencil pages look better than the colored counterparts.

Doug said...

Edo, one of these days whenever we convene the 1st Annual Bronze Age Babies Convention, you and I will sit down with the work of various artists we've discussed and have conversation on the merits, etc. of each one. I can see it -- large table, books opened all over it, really digging in to our likes and dislikes. It will be awesome fun!

Doug

Edo Bosnar said...

Oh, man, I'd love a convention! In fact, once when we were (probably only half-jokingly) discussing a BAB get-together on another thread, I recall suggesting Trinidad & Tobago as the venue for the first one. (We're having our first, albeit light, snowfall of the year today, so the idea of kicking back and discussing comics, artists, etc. in some warm and pleasant, no-chance-in-hell-of-snow-and-ice locale sounds all the more enticing...)

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