Did Todd McFarlane steal Steve Geigers swag?
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Lets fight about it. McFarlane is often said to have "come into his own" during his hulk run. He went from average joe pencil guy to OMG who is this bright new superstar!!!

Exhibit A: Show this cover to almost any copper marvel fan and they would swear its Todd. I would have. I even subbed this copy thinking he at least collaborated on it. Is this the origin of Todd McFarlane?? Fight ME!!! Tell me im an insufficiently_thoughtful_person!

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P.S. I am a huge fan of both artists :luhv:

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Nobody wants to argue? Am i on the right forum? @RockMyAmadeus

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12 hours ago, Green said:

Fight ME!!! Tell me im an insufficiently_thoughtful_person!

Far from it.  You've got me thinking! hm

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Mcfarlane has said he did a "poor man's version" of the artist from Akira and he stole the webbing idea from Michael Golden. I fought, you lost. close the thread :)  

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I see a nice, strong line and the understanding of and ability to use black, the antithesis of McFarlane's style.

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doh!

I’ll instantly thought that was a McFarlane cover. Even after reading your post I had to zoom in on the CGC cover credits.

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It's McFarlane. CGC has it wrong, and whatever database they consulted also has it wrong. 

I wondered the same thing, especially after #331 and #332. Those faces of the people in the background? Full on McFarlane. 

And, of course, not even his first cover of the series (#330.)

For comparison, see DD #241. You'll see the exact same faces on interior pages, done just a month or two before this one.

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8 hours ago, Green said:

Nobody wants to argue? Am i on the right forum? @RockMyAmadeus

Why, I oughta... (shakey fist smiley)

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By the way....this gets NO love whatsoever, but the first McFarlane Spidey drawing published is NOT ASM #298....

It's in this Hulk run....

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1 hour ago, RockMyAmadeus said:

It's McFarlane. CGC has it wrong, and whatever database they consulted also has it wrong. 

I wondered the same thing, especially after #331 and #332. Those faces of the people in the background? Full on McFarlane. 

And, of course, not even his first cover of the series (#330.)

For comparison, see DD #241. You'll see the exact same faces on interior pages, done just a month or two before this one.

Yep, not the first time either . . . :whistle:

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Hmm. So my eye amd instinct were right? I talked to steve the other day on facebook about a signing, ill message him tomorrow and get the skinny!!

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58 minutes ago, divad said:

Yep, not the first time either . . . :whistle:

Blaspheme. 

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2 hours ago, RockMyAmadeus said:

It's McFarlane. CGC has it wrong, and whatever database they consulted also has it wrong. 

I wondered the same thing, especially after #331 and #332. Those faces of the people in the background? Full on McFarlane. 

And, of course, not even his first cover of the series (#330.)

For comparison, see DD #241. You'll see the exact same faces on interior pages, done just a month or two before this one.

ComicDB and marvel database have it the same as the cgc label. I cant wait to hear what Steve says!

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1 hour ago, Green said:

ComicDB and marvel database have it the same as the cgc label. I cant wait to hear what Steve says!

Ah, you mean THAT Steve! :sorry:

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3 minutes ago, divad said:

Hmm . . . whose signature is that? hm

 

It is Geiger and McLeod.  Also, that Marvel visionaries book doesn't credit Mcfarlane with the cover.  

The op could very well be on to something... hm

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Those aren't signatures silly, I'm talking about THE signature. "Geiger and Mcleod" are just annotations.

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1 hour ago, Carl Elvis said:

The plot thickens...

Indeed! :hi:

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I also think #337 is McFarlane as well...at least partially. Look at Marvel Girl, Iceman, and Cyclops.

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