Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Submariner vs. Aquaman

And to continue with my new "Versus" series, I'll give you Aquaman vs. Namor.
Both king of Atlantis. The classic DC vs. Marvel underwater heroes.
Aquaman was created by Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger, the character debuted in More Fun Comics #73 (Nov. 1941). Initially a backup feature in DC's anthology titles, Aquaman later starred in several volumes of a solo title. During the late-1950s and 1960s superhero-revival period known as the Silver Age of Comic Books, he was a founding member of the team the Justice League of America. In the 1990s-present Modern Age of Comic Books, Aquaman's character became more serious than in most previous interpretations, with storylines depicting the weight of his role as king of Atlantis.
Namor the Submariner was created by writer-artist Bill Everett for Funnies, Inc., one of the first "packagers" in the early days of comic books that supplied comics on demand to publishers looking to enter the new medium. Initially created for the unreleased comic Motion Picture Funnies Weekly, the Sub-Mariner first appeared publicly in Marvel Comics #1 (Oct. 1939) — the first comic book from Timely Comics, the 1930s-1940s predecessor of the company Marvel Comics. During that period, known to historians and fans as the Golden Age of Comic Books, the Sub-Mariner was one of Timely's top three characters, along with Captain America and the original Human Torch. Everett said the character's name was inspired by Samuel Coleridge's poem, "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner". The first known comic book antihero, the Sub-Mariner has remained a historically important and relatively popular Marvel character.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Captain Marvel vs. Captain Marvel

Since I was a kid I always wonder if there will be cross overs about characters with similar name or powers between different comic book companies. Since I never got to see Aquaman vs. Namor, Quicksilver vs. The Flash and so forth, I thought it would be a great idea to make up my own version and have some fun drawing cool characters.
I even thought it would make a great comic book line. It could be named Crossover Battles Presents...of course you would have to deal with an extensive amount of work from licensing. But it would be a new an original source of work for everyone in the business (writers, artists, editors, etc). I think the most fun part was coming up with the battles matches, I got 67 so far.
I know I should be working on Terranova, my Sci Fi epic film. But I got very enthusiastic about drawing characters that remind me of my happy childhood. Every once in a while it's very healthy for an artist to draw for fun and not for a work related project.
I hope you like my first one, there's still some work to be done but I think it's OK to post.
Captain Marvel from DC comics was created in 1939 by artist C. C. Beck and writer Bill Parker, the character first appeared in Whiz Comics #2 (February 1940). With a premise that taps adolescent fantasy, Captain Marvel is the alter ego of Billy Batson, a youth who works as a radio news reporter and was chosen to be a champion of good by the wizard Shazam.
Captain Marvel from Marvel comics is the name of several superheroes appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Most of these versions exist in Marvel's main shared universe, known as the Marvel Universe. It's almost like a title.
I chose Khn'nr the most recent one, an alien character who has appeared in numerous comic book series published by Marvel. He is a Skrull sleeper agent posing as the Kree Captain Mar-Vell aka Captain Marvel.
The shapeshifting Skrull Khn'nr was bonded with the DNA of Mar-Vell to lock his body into Mar-Vell's form and given technological replicas of the Kree Nega-Bands. However, his mental conditioning was botched, causing Khn'nr's personality to be erased leaving the Mar-Vell persona dominant. Though part of the Skrull invasion of Earth, this Captain Marvel decides to fight against the invading Skrulls.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Watchmen Birthday Card

Behold, the birthday card for my ex-wife. Since she thought Rorschach stole the movie I figure she may like a Rorschach birthday card. I hope you dig the step by step posts.
What did you think of the movie? I really liked it. I thought it was a good comic book adaptation, not too many people in Hollywood knows how to do that properly. I think most of the people who didn't read the comic had a hard time following the movie and getting it. And most of the people who were familiar with the comic really liked it. I wasn't too crazy about Nixon's make up, that could be better. Ozymandias' lynx Bubastis could be better too, it looked too CG to me. And yes you can see Doc Manhattan's wee wee so fu@*ing what! When is nudity going to stop being a taboo subject in America? You were born naked, remember? The sex scene with the Silk Spectre and the Night Owl was too short if you ask me, my goodness she looks so hot in that skintight latex. I liked the end better in the movie as well.
Great flick all around thou. I heard they made $55,655,000 on the opening week end. I hope Zack Snyder keeps making comic book related movies.