Saturday, July 16, 2016

Heart Attack! Rom spaceknight 12 re-covered

This commission fan art piece just recently showed up on the internet today. Nicely done I must say! I like fan art that takes some imagination even if it's just about creating a different way to visualize a scene. There's something a little more to it then just ROM by himself flying in space or on an action pose I'm so burnt out on that shit it's like how many times can you re-invent the wheel? Not to mention that the artist here (Kevin Sharpe) really knows how to draw people this doesn't look amateurish at all. Also awesome is that this is classic ROM not IDW R.I.N.O. Now you might be saying to yourself you'd like to see this in color but I for one like it just fine in black n' white I was never a big fan of the original Jack of Hearts costume.

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  1. Bummer about ROM #1 being delayed until 7/27 :-O except for those lucky enough to be at San Diego Comic-Con next week.

    Here's probably my last checklist with details for all the variants...good hunting to anyone trying to collect 'em all, and tell them A ROM Curator sent ya.

    ROM V2 #1 WILL HAVE 23 VARIANT COVERS:
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    1. ROM v2 #1-A Regular Cover by J.H. Williams III
    2. ROM v2 #1-B Sub-A Variant by Zach Howard
    3. ROM v2 #1-C Sub-B Variant by Tom Whalen
    4. ROM v2 #1-D Sub-C Classic Toy Photo Variant
    5. ROM v2 #1-E Sub-D Blank Sketch Variant
    6. ROM v2 #1-F RI-A Variant 1:25 by Sal Buscema
    7. ROM v2 #1-G RI-B Variant 1:50 by Michael Golden
    8. ROM v2 #1-H RI-C Variant 1:100 by P. Craig Russell
    9. ROM v2 #1-I 3D Variant of J.H. Williams III in 3D Box Set
    [ALL ABOVE WILL RELEASE 7/27/2016 AT COMIC SHOPS & DEALERS ONLINE]
    [THOSE STORE EDITIONS WERE DELAYED FROM SOLICIT DATE 7/20, BUT SOME FOLLOWING RETAILERS & SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON GOT THEIR EDITIONS ON TIME]

    10. ROM v2 #1-J RE-A Rob Liefeld Creations Variant by Liefeld
    [CAN PREORDER AT https://robliefeldcreations.com/shop/comic-books/rom-1-exclusive-variant/]

    11. ROM v2 #1-K RE-B Painted Visions Variant by Lance Sawyers & John Paul Bove
    [?CAN PREORDER ON EBAY AT http://stores.ebay.com/theamazingcomicshop/] <--it was available but seems removed, will probably reappear soon?

    12. ROM v2 #1-L RE-C Starbase 1552: Regular Variant by Dave Dorman (Limited to 800 copies)
    13. ROM v2 #1-M RE-D Starbase 1552: Virgin Art-Only Variant by Dave Dorman (500 copies)
    [CAN PREORDER AT cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=112057382996 & cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=381703048682]
    [OR, PREORDER DIRECT & THEY MIGHT STILL HONOR THE LOWER PRICES MENTIONED FOR BOTH AT http://www.starbase1552comics.com/]

    14. ROM v2 #1-N RE-E Ultimate Comics Variant by Tommy Lee Edwards
    [CAN PREORDER AT http://ultimatecomics.com/shop/variants/rom-1-ultimate-comics-exclusive-tommy-lee-edwards-variant-idw-2016-pre-sale-ships-7202016/]

    15. ROM v2 #1-O RE-F Bedrock City Variant by Nick Pitarra
    [CAN PREORDER AT http://www.bedrockcity.com/store/product/113773/ROM-%282016%29-%231-Bedrock-City-Exclusive-Cover/]

    16. ROM v2 #1-P RE-G Bell, Book & Comic Variant by Stuart Sayger
    [CAN PREORDER AT cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=331907999166]

    17. ROM v2 #1-Q SDCCPX-A Previews: Left Variant by Nick Pitarra (Limited to 3000 copies)
    18. ROM v2 #1-R SDCCPX-B Previews: Right Variant by Nick Pitarra (3000 copies)
    19. ROM v2 #1-S SDCCPX-C Previews: RI 1:10 Wraparound B&W Variant by Nick Pitarra (600 copies)
    [CAN BE PREORDERED AT A FEW PLACES, I CHOSE https://toywars.com/collections/sdcc-2016-diamond-comic-dsitributors]

    20. ROM v2 #1-T RE-H VA Comicon: Red Foil Logos & Back Blank Variant by Kevin Roberts (Limited to 1000 copies)
    21. ROM v2 #1-U RE-I VA Comicon: Silver Foil Logo & ROM Variant by Kevin Roberts (500 copies)
    [AVAILABLE AT SDCC "AWESOME CONVENTIONS EXCLUSIVES" BOOTH #820, AND SIGNED AT VA COMIC CON 10/29/2016 http://vacomicon.com/exhibitors/kevin-roberts/]

    22. ROM v2 #1-V RE-J IDW Convention Edition: Silver Foil Variant by David Messina (Limited to 250 copies)
    [AVAILABLE AT SDCC IDW BOOTH #2743 OR AT SAN DIEGO COMIC ART GALLERY; MIGHT ALSO BE SOLD ONLINE AFTER CON AT http://www.idwpublishing.com]
    [A FEW ON EBAY ARE PRESELLING THE SDCC BOOTH EXCLUSIVES WITH THEIR OFFER OF FULL REFUND IF THEY ARE NOT ABLE TO ACQUIRE]

    23. ROM v2 #1-W RE-K IDW Convention Edition: Red Title Logo Variant by David Messina (Limited to ???? copies?)
    [EXCLUSIVELY FREE TO ATTENDEES OF OFFICIAL RETAILER LUNCH AT SDCC; PRESUMABLY THOSE RETAILERS WILL SELL AFTER CON TO COLLECTORS]

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  2. Artists didn't like Jack of Hearts original costume either. It was way too complicated for folks on a deadline. That's one of the reasons he didn't appear much.

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    1. yeah i've heard that to although Bill Mantlo denied that "rumor" was true. was thinking some day of doing a re-panel fan art piece from ROM #12 featuring Jack of Hearts with the updated costume he had before he "died" i always thought it was a vast improvement.

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  3. See I'm completely the opposite in opinion to you on Jack of Hearts original outfit. I love it! Fucking love it! I'd beg Hasbro to finally give us a Jack of Hearts Marvel Legends figure 'cause its way past damn time for one.
    Love the mock cover though as well. Damn that Kevin Sharpe guy can draw!!!! I too wouldn't mind seeing this in color, but it looks just as sweet in B&W.

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    1. Ironically it was a posting on your blog where I first saw the updated version of Jack's armor/costume which I like immensely more then the original.

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    2. Really!? Different strokes.....

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    3. Yeah check out my comment for your back-issue Spotlight Avengers (vol 3) #76 posting from March 14, 2013

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  4. good old jack. I liked his orginal costume vs his death costume. kick ass art work here.

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  5. That is a fantastic piece of artwork there. I have to agree with Shlomo about the duds though. I prefer Jack's "death costume" as Joe so eloquently put it. Still, its cool to see Jack facing the greatest of spaceknights again. I especially like the expression on Jack's mug. A really nice find!

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  6. Awesome...I loved that battle between the two.

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    1. Yes it was, even though it was one of those misunderstanding between heroes kinda fights.

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  7. TwoROMmow!

    I mean, twomorrow!!

    Except for the guy who only ordered the 3D "Complete" Set...it looks like it's not available tomorrow, just like the Micronauts one was released later than the rest...tsk tsk IDW, and I'd feel sorry for that guy if he hadn't already figured out he didn't want it, anyway.

    First full ROM v2 #1 review I've seen: http://www.firstcomicsnews.com/?p=227609

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    1. Well what a funny coincidence - I just read that ROM v2 #1 review you posted (as I am quite curious what the general consensus will be on the series) ... and it turns out that the author of the article is based in my old hometown! Small world :)

      Sounded like a fair review - I know the new version of ROM is taking some flack for not being quite as traditional as some are hoping for, but I am looking forward to seeing what they do with it.

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    2. I'll have something to say about that review in tomorrow's posting.

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  9. Really great piece of fan art! I remember Jack Of Hearts showing up in Iron Man as well. That costume would be hell to draw repeatedly.

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    1. welcome grendejd,have you been here before?

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    2. Indeed I have, good sir! I've left the odd comment & conversational post around these parts before - I also did a ROM piece of fan art I shared with you once on my deviantart account :)

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    3. Help jog my memory and send me a note in deviant art.

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    4. Will do next time I'm logged in over there - in the meantime you can click/touch my username above my comments to get a direct link to my deviantart gallery (if I did it right). :)

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    5. Well the problem is I honestly have no idea who you are so I don't know what your username in da is, hence the note request.

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