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Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Stuff of Interest - May 2006 - Marvel Legacy


Cover by Sal Buscema

From the Venerable Vaults of Marveldom, it's the Mighty Marvel Handbook -- 1970s style! Just what is the 1970s Handbook, you ask? Imagine a Handbook written at 11:59 p.m. Dec. 31, 1979. The profiles within cover everything published by the hallowed House of Ideas up until that point. So if it's from a comic that has a December 1979 cover date or earlier, you'll find it in this magnificent mag!

Don't really care about this too much, I just wanted to post the Sal Buscema cover, which I liked a lot, as well as the cover for the 1960s version of this from a few months back, which I somehow managed to miss. Buscema's a bit of an under-rated artist, and I'm among those who took a while to warm to his work, partly because my first exposure to it was poorly inked stuff that didn't show off his strengths. He does a good job of capturing the respective eras on these two covers.

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