Celebrate Dell'Otto!
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Jaydogrules   
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It's high time this cover artist have his own Appreciation Thread!

 

I have been a big fan of Gabrielle Dell'Otto's work since he began working on ASM a few years back. He is quite simply an extremely gifted cover artist, and appears to work mostly in paint on canvas and/or chalk. His attention to detail in these mediums is unparalleled with much of his work being near museum quality. As fans, we are very fortunate to have an artist who so capably renders some of our favourite heroes and villains in the style of a true Renaissance master. Undoubtedly due to the time, detail and care Dell'otto devotes to his pieces, he is not prolific. As such most of his covers that have been used by both Marvel and DC (but mostly Marvel) look to be the more exclusive ones. Some of the rarest (and best) variants out there are Dell'otto covers, and many of them are very difficult to find on a day to day basis.

 

So let's see your favourite Dell'otto covers guys! I'll start it off with a few of mine before they're sent off to catch some Florida sun.

 

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From left to right, ASM 682 (Part 1 Ends of the Earth) 1:15, ASM 667 (Part 1 Spider Island) 1:100, and ASM 3 1:25

 

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From left to right, Uncanny X Men 1 1:50, X-23 1 1:50, and Cable and X Force 3 1:50

 

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From left to right, Winter Soldier 1 (first in solo, ongoing title- good luck finding one of these! lol almost as hard to find as the ASM 667) 1:50 and Avengers Assemble 10 1:50

 

Obviously the ASM 667 is his best known and hardest to find piece. I've always liked its moody intensity, its simple yet striking layout, and of course Spidey in a classic pose. As an interesting side note, it was also just Dell'otto's second ASM cover and is one of only 3, 1:100's that he has done.

 

Also, if you blinked, you missed this ebay listing that popped up late last night, and immediately sold just a few hours after going live:

 

http://item.ebay.co.uk/331787648086?item_hash4=c5c2c701&LH_Complete=1&LH_BIN=1&LH_BO=1&_ipg=200&_pgn=1&rc=nt&rmvSB=true

 

It was the first copy of any kind to hit ebay in six months.

 

The Winter Soldier #1 cover is almost just as hard to find. It's probably also my #2 all time favourite by him. The composition of the painting, the lighting effects on the gun, what can I say. The man has talent.

 

I will be updating the thread with a "club list" of boardies who own some of his best known books (i.e. the ASM 667 and X 23 1). If you posted your copy of the ASM 667 in the other thread please do so again here so I can update this new thread.

 

Also, no haters please. This is an APPRECIATION THREAD. Thanks. :foryou:

 

-J.

 

 

 

 

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Lethal_Collector   
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Dell'Otto is a talented artist for sure. I'm going to go out on a limb and say he reminds me a little bit of Thomas Kinkade because a lot of his work has light effects. As seen in your Winter Soldier #1 (mine is current en route) and the chest & eyes on your ASM #3 and a lot in the X-23 #1, Jaydog (thumbs u

 

Here's my baby <3

 

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I'm hoping my CBCS 9.8 X-23 #1 variant will turn into a CGC 9.8 one soon...

 

 

Jerome

 

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Jaydogrules   
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Dell'Otto is a talented artist for sure. I'm going to go out on a limb and say he reminds me a little bit of Thomas Kinkade because a lot of his work has light effects. As seen in your Winter Soldier #1 (mine is current en route) and the chest & eyes on your ASM #3 and a lot in the X-23 #1, Jaydog (thumbs u

 

Here's my baby <3

 

My_Grail.jpg

 

I'm hoping my CBCS 9.8 X-23 #1 variant will turn into a CGC 9.8 one soon...

 

 

Jerome

 

:applause: Very nice! I have done quite a bit more research on the 667 that has yielded more concrete answers to its unusual rarity. I will post those findings in the thread soon so everyone can then try to rip them apart. :insane: It also turns out a certain number of copies were also damaged during print/distribution, that's why so many of them have similar defects on the back cover and spine like the raw copy that just sold today on ebay for $2500.

 

ASM 667 Club (Population 2)

 

UNVERSAL

 

Jaydogrules 9.8 Page 1

Lethal_Collector 9.8 Page 1

 

-J.

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RockMyAmadeus   
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I have done quite a bit more research on the 667 that has yielded more concrete answers to its unusual rarity. I will post those findings in the thread soon

 

Excellent.

 

I look forward to this information, and hope it is indeed as concrete as you claim.

 

If these various discussions have inspired you to dig deeply for the truth, by which knowledge everyone interested benefits, it can't possibly be a bad thing.

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Jaydogrules   
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:o

 

Dat spine tho...for that price? I think I got a good deal on my book now for sure.

 

 

Jerome

 

lol Sometimes beggars can't be choosers. Who knows how long the buyer was waiting for a copy.

 

Although I have seen a couple copies even worse whose spines were so bad it looked like a rat chewed on them.

 

-J.

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Archaeon90   
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I do like his work so here are a few i have

 

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have some more but can't find scans so will add more later

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I can't post a pic right now, but the Secret Wars #7 Comicxposure variant is bad !!!

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Jaydogrules   
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I do like his work so here are a few i have

 

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have some more but can't find scans so will add more later

 

:headbang: Sweet books! That fantastic four 3 is also a tough book and looks good with that hulk.

 

-J.

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Kyle R.   
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Finally ! Dell'Otto is one talented mo fo that I've been a fan for years. The ORIGINAL SIN variants and AVENGERS 25 variant are very good.

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Dell'Otto has been doing some pretty cool exclusive covers for Bulletproof Comix for some titles like DKIII and Bats/TMNT.

 

He did connecting covers for Batman #50 & Superman #50 for them too:

 

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Jaydogrules   
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Dell'Otto has been doing some pretty cool exclusive covers for Bulletproof Comix for some titles like DKIII and Bats/TMNT.

 

He did connecting covers for Batman #50 & Superman #50 for them too:

 

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Damn those are nice. I may have to pre order a set. My wallet weeps. lol

 

-J.

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