Sunday, February 28, 2021

The return of Marvel's premier Israeli superhero

 So after several years of an absence of Sabra in The Marvel Universe it looks like she's gonna be showing up in an upcoming one shot issue due out in early May called Magneto and The Mutant Force. And I might add if you go by this cover art variant she'll be sporting her classic costume and be more ethnically sephardic in appearance. I have not bought a new comic book from Marvel in many many years because of how pissed I am about their handling of the ROM spaceknight legacy but I might have to make an exception here . . .we'll see. 

On something of a side note there's something else I've been meaning to say for a while now. Not too long ago during a random internet search for Sabra I came across some Sabra clip art that was lifted off this blog and used as anti-semitic propaganda on a notorious white nationalist website (which shall remain nameless here)  in regards to the tragic passing of Stan Lee. Ofcourse there's nothing I can do about people lifted images off this blog for whatever reason. But if any of you white nationalists pieces of shit come back here to this blog again I'm going to at least have the satisfaction of having a special message waiting for you...

Your lord and would be savior of a one term twice impeached and all around disgraced ex-president donald trump is not going to make a come back on March 4th. And if you're reading this after March 4th then know that trump is not going back again to defile The White House after Joe Biden's tenure. So all you cult of trump losers can take your anti-semitic, racist and Qanon bullshit and shove it up your collective "master race" asses.

Some really really well done ROM fan art done as a commission piece by Carlos Rodrigo. This kinda stuff really brings back good memories. I originally found this on Farcebook and it was really washed out in appearance due to it not being inked. So I brought it into photoshop for some quick digital enhancements to make it pop a bit with some contrast.

Saturday, January 30, 2021

ROM Spaceknight 25 unpublished Al Milgrom cover variant colorized!


I've always wanted to see this cover variant in color so I recently went ahead and did it myself. There's a little bit of interesting history on this art work http://lkseitz.blogspot.com/2012/06/rom-25-cover-re-imagined-by-al-milgrom.html

 


So here's something my friend from Greece was working on back in 2020. Now when I saw it first which was a few days ago it basically just had Steve Rogers holding holding Old Glory with no real back ground to speak of. But to me right away the imagery felt like a statement on where America is right now, especially since the trump inspired insanity on January 6th. So I decided to go all in on that narrative and add The Capitol building in there. 

 Animated Gif version can be seen here...

 https://www.deviantart.com/nikoskap/art/Captain-America-Gif-868842853

I can only assume that the vast majority of white nationals, Qanon zombies and other members of the cult of trump that laid siege on Capitol Hill on January 6th haven't read much in the way of Captain America. It's too bad because they could have learned a thing or two about what American idealism is all about. Truly the clip art here are words to live by.



Monday, January 25, 2021

The Last Days of Stan Lee


Just this past weekend my 76 year old father gave me his copy of the October/November 2020 issue of the senior living magazine AARP. He had read an article (By David Hochman) about Stan Lee that he felt I should check out. What I discovered in it was something that was largely unknown to me and very disturbing. The article is several pages long so I'm only going to post a few excerpts from it to at least give you all the general idea about what it's about. It's really heartbreaking to see how this icon and senior citizen appears to have been taken advantage of in the final years of his life by some individuals of questionable character (Keya Morgan, Jerry Olivarez, Max Anderson and Stan Lee's daughter J.C. Lee) who were charged with his well being.



Ofcourse I can't say with any absolute certainty how much truth there is to all this or how much of it is just third party point of view. But I suspect that there is enough truth to it all to give anyone one that was a Stan Lee fan or just concerned about the treatment of the elderly cause for worry.


Sunday, January 10, 2021

Adding a little color to your 2021


I've always wanted to see at least part of this awesome commission piece in color so I went ahead and added some. The original was done last year by Ron Joseph, you can see it here...

https://www.deviantart.com/ronjoseph-artist/art/MICRONAUTS-and-THE-THING-in-the-BODY-BANKS-823083250



I recently came across this fan art in deviant art by chance. While looking at the comments section I realized I had seen it before because I had left a comment exactly one year ago. At the time I described it as well illustrated but too "derivitive". But now I kinda feel like I'm seeing it in a different light and felt it was worth while to showcase here. 

 https://www.deviantart.com/dogsupreme/gallery


Friday, January 1, 2021

Good riddance to 2020 and hello 2021

 I have no delusions that the first half of 2021 probably won't be all that much better then 2020. But that's not to say that we have to wait for any good fan art to enjoy till later this year. Here's some of the good stuff from the tail end of 2020...


ROM vs Cobra-La by Ron Joseph

 January 3rd Update: ROM issue 7 tribute envelope fan art

Sunday, November 29, 2020

David Prowse, a force to be reckoned with

I actually heard about this while checking out the news before I went to bed last night. We still have a month to go of this shit year and the hits to my cherished childhood memories just keep on coming. Farewell David Prowse you certainly made your mark on cinematic history.

Speaking of celebrities from my childhood who had made their mark on cinematic history we also recently saw the passing of Sean Connery. And then there was Eddie Van Halen who also recently passed away. In a different aspect of show biz ofcourse but those classic rock 80s MTV days are certainly among my cherished childhood memories as well.

I thought I'd use this opportunity to share a number of Star Wars fan art pieces I did back in the mid 90s to celebrate David Prowse's legacy and all things Star Wars.

 Now this Boba Fett vs Imperial Storm Troopers fan art is actually a joint effort. It started off as a pencil sketch by a good friend of mine and he asked me to add some color to it.

Now this customized fan art greeting car is actually something I did today because I just love The Mandalorian series so damn much. And it seems like with every new episode it just keeps getting better and better. I did this for a buddy of mine at work who's also a big fan at the cost of stating the obvious.

December 18 Update: Literally only seconds to go before I'm about to watch the final episode of The Mandalorian for season 2 I happened to catch some online news feed about Jeremy Bulloch having just passed away. How fucked up is that!? Especially with David Prowse having passed away not even three weeks ago. 2020 has been such a shit year that can't be put into the rear view mirror fast enough! Seriously.

January 3rd Update: Finally, I was able to get some Rogue 1 fan art done! Not simply the best, but the only good Star Wars movie in the last 22 years. This was long over due. Pardon me for going to what technically was last year with this recent fan art but I feel like keeping all the Star Wars stuff together.




Tuesday, October 13, 2020

ROM Spaceknight: Election Year 2020


 
Just ask yourself, who would the greatest of the spaceknights vote for in November? Let's make America dire wraith free again. By the way, can you spot the political Easter egg in this fan art?

 
Dec 12 Update: Fans of the original ROM spaceknight series will no doubt recognize this repanel fan art as a tribute to issue 50 in which The Torpedo is among the casualties during the dire wraith massacre of Clarton. Most definitely one of the most tragic, shocking and all around "holy shit" moments of the series.
 
Dec 26 Update:  Now I just want to start by saying that the original Micronauts comic book series was wonderful, especially when it comes to the first year of the title. However, there have been times where I wondered what a Micronauts comic book would have looked like had it been more closely based on the Mego toy line. Back in the late 90s I drew a handful of pages for fun with that concept of mine. I recently decided to put together my favorite panels which I think still hold up pretty well.