Doug: Well, if I don't have egg on my face. And lots of it! Our buddy Martinex1, famous inventor of the $1 Challenge (hey, maybe he's The Man!) alerted me to my senility -- like he had to go and do that... Anyway, today's post was actually emailed to us waaaaaaay back at the end of November. Who knows what I was doing then -- it obviously wasn't readying this post for publication! So today we rectify that, and I think you'll enjoy it. Public apologies to ol' Mike S. -- you'll find this worth the wait!
Guest Post – If I Had a Buck…MARIE SEVERIN
Mike S.: Last fall in a couple of posts and comments, Marie Severin’s name was mentioned as an underappreciated artist, a great talent on the Incredible Hulk book, and as a go-to mainstay of the Marvel Bullpen.
So here is a challenge of “If I Had a Buck”, highlighting the varied work of Ms. Severin’s career. Not only was she a fantastic superhero penciler, but she also handled comedy, mimicry, satire, adventure and horror genres extremely well. It is actually surprising how many different high level Marvel characters she touched. The art always reflected the classic house style but often also contained interesting perspective and layouts. She started as a colorist at EC and headed the color department at Marvel for a time, all the while pitching in on so many aspects of comic art and production along the way. She was very prolific and I believe she should be listed along with many of the Silver Age greats.
Take a look at the 14 covers below, all with Marie Severin art, and I think you will get a small taste of a very big talent. Spend your dollar wisely; there are plenty of 15 cent masterpieces to choose from.