Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The Marvel Way!

After Jack "King" Kirby left to make his characters sing under his own pen, Stan Lee found a steady replacement in "Big" John Buscema, an imposing artist on the page and in real life. Buscema became the central artist in the Marvel Universe, so much so that when it came time to teach the world the "Marvel Way" it was the stylings of John Buscema which represented.

And here is one of "Big" John's drafts for the cover, pretty close to the final save for the title of the book which was apparently changed. It was a good change. Despite that, Buscema was apparently one of those guys for whom drawing was like breathing, it came naturally.

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