Wonder Man, Simon Williams, was created by writer Stan Lee and artists Don Heck and Jack Kirby, he first appeared in The Avengers #9 (1964). The character, who was initially introduced as a supervillain imbued with ionic energy, fought against the Avengers and after a series of events, he joined the team. There have been multiple Wonder Man characters from several comic book companies, […]
“Let’s lay it right on the line. Bigotry and racism are among the deadliest social ills plaguing the world today. But, unlike a team of costumed super-villains, they can’t be halted with a punch in the snoot, or a zap from a ray gun. The only way to destroy them is to expose them — […]
How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way is a book by Stan Lee and John Buscema. This book walks you, the aspiring comic book artist, through the process of how to draw and create comic books. John Buscema illustrated the artwork, with plenty of Jack Kirby examples included as well. The first edition was published […]
The Marvel Treasury Edition was an oversized comic book that usually contained one hundred pages of comic classic goodness. Often these were old stories reprinted in a larger format or new content. Either way, they were the biggest bang for your buck.
Joan Lee: The Mother of the Marvel Age. It was a sad day for comics, on July sixth, 2017. That was the day that Stan Lee’s bride of 70 years, Joan Lee, passed away at the age of 93. “93?”, you may ask… “wasn’t that a full and long life?” Sure it was. That’s a […]
In 1983 my Father took me to my first Comic Book Convention at a Red Lion Inn in Sacramento, California. It was in the Summer and I was 13. He didn’t tell me where we were going and the destination was incredible to my then budding collector senses. It was at this convention, among and […]
Yesterday, this began as a random idea to simply recreate a portrait of Ben Grimm from a cloth patch from 1984 with John Byrne art. I put my own spin on it and settled on the background style. Next another random thought… could I draw a Sue Storm in a way to represent a transition […]
So we have Marvel’s first family to look forward to in the coming years. Enter the Fantastic Four! We have no clue as to how they will be, or should be introduced. Me? How would I handle it? We I am glad you asked… Would that I could influence Kevin Feige I would try to […]
From rough sketch to finish, this T’Challa was great fun to render. I attempted a few different background elements but nothing could compete with the Panther God from Black Panther’s first appearance in the Fantastic Four comic. I wanted a Jack Kirby element and that fit the bill perfectly. While not technically perfect for a […]
Stan Lee. Stan Lee marched to the beat of his own drum… and we all merrily marched along with him. I never met the man, but I feel like I’ve known him all of my life. It is safe to say, without Stan Lee I wouldn’t be the man I am today. Excelsior!