Obscure Covers by Well Known Artists!
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Just got a few more additions to my collection of less common books worked on by one of my all time favourite artists!  Is anyone else a  fan of more 'obscure' covers that people might not even be aware were done by high profile artists?

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very cool thread idea

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16 minutes ago, revat said:

very cool thread idea

Thanks!  These are all by the same artist, and I did my best to cover the cover signatures ;)

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The Quasar issue gave it away immediately for me. :smile:

No need to check GCD.

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Story has it that the Jim Lee cover for Valiant's H.A.R.D.Corps #1 was because someone at Valiant managed to snag Lee some tickets to see U2 at the time.

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9 hours ago, Ken Aldred said:

The Quasar issue gave it away immediately for me. :smile:

^^

I'm not familiar with any of those issues, but if they're all by the same artist, the Quasar is a dead giveaway of his identity.

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On 10/2/2020 at 1:27 PM, Lazyboy said:

^^

I'm not familiar with any of those issues, but if they're all by the same artist, the Quasar is a dead giveaway of his identity.

Yep, those covers were (according to the details listed on mycomics.com) all at the LEAST inked by Todd McFarlene.  Todd was only a 'hired gun' for those covers, as I assume he had an interest in helping ALL Image publications to succeed.  So McFarlane ONLY did the covers on these issues, and other artists handled ALL of the interior pencil/ink work...

If the books were more valuable then THESE are ones I might consider sending to CGC, since I really only care about the covers! lol.

  Also, Batman #423 makes for a GREAT slab since the cover is GORGEOUS, but the story itself is pretty lame.  The 'plot' just attempts to show batman's 'softer' side by first talking a guy out of jumping off a bridge to commit suicide, and then they show how caring BRUCE is, by having Batman send some injured kid? to the Wayne manor where Alfred helps him recover...  All in all, I find it a pretty forgettable story, attempting to illustrate the 'compassionate' portion of Batman/Bruce's personality, but it comes across as quite LAME, and not very subtle or nuanced...  So it's not a KEY issues, there's no villains, no big fights, just an AMAZING cover, and a boring? morality story. 

So Batman #423 is a PERFECT issue to slab, so you can just stare at that incredible cover image, and have a perfect excuse to NEVER actually read the book again :) 

Although I guess it is a comic book that was intended for kids ;) 

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23 minutes ago, StreetPreacher said:

Yep, those covers were (according to the details listed on mycomics.com) all at the LEAST inked by Todd McFarlene.  Todd was only a 'hired gun' for those covers, as I assume he had an interest in helping ALL Image publications to succeed.  So McFarlane ONLY did the covers on these issues, and other artists handled ALL of the interior pencil/ink work...

If the books were more valuable then THESE are ones I might consider sending to CGC, since I really only care about the covers! lol.

  Also, Batman #423 makes for a GREAT slab since the cover is GORGEOUS, but the story itself is pretty lame.  The 'plot' just attempts to show batman's 'softer' side by first talking a guy out of jumping off a bridge to commit suicide, and then they show how caring BRUCE is, by having Batman send some injured kid? to the Wayne manor where Alfred helps him recover...  All in all, I find it a pretty forgettable story, attempting to illustrate the 'compassionate' portion of Batman/Bruce's personality, but it comes across as quite LAME, and not very subtle or nuanced...  So it's not a KEY issues, there's no villains, no big fights, just an AMAZING cover, and a boring? morality story. 

So Batman #423 is a PERFECT issue to slab, so you can just stare at that incredible cover image, and have a perfect excuse to NEVER actually read the book again :) 

Although I guess it is a comic book that was intended for kids ;) 

But not *just* for kids, if the copy in the UPC boxes from Direct DC books at the time is to be believed.

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Clayton Crain (at the time, he was "Klayton Krain") in 1998

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On 10/2/2020 at 1:10 PM, GeeksAreMyPeeps said:

Story has it that the Jim Lee cover for Valiant's H.A.R.D.Corps #1 was because someone at Valiant managed to snag Lee some tickets to see U2 at the time.

Must've been good seats because he did a gatefold!

 

 

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On 10/1/2020 at 2:49 PM, StreetPreacher said:

Just got a few more additions to my collection of less common books worked on by one of my all time favourite artists!  Is anyone else a  fan of more 'obscure' covers that people might not even be aware were done by high profile artists?

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