Marvel, while beginning at the roughly the same time as DC Comics, took a more circuitous path to the modern day, with its legacy only really beginning with Fantastic Four No. 1 in 1961. But like DC, some of the gems are found in short-lived and less popular books.

Many of the items here are process posts showing recolouring. Largely utilising scans of original art, I restore art when it needs it, and re-create logos and other trade dress. Some pieces have their originally-published colour schemes reconstructed and a version with new colour.

While most pieces are of vintage material, I bring my design, colouring and production skills to commissioned art as well. Check out the Production Services page.

Chamber of Darkness No. 7 Cover by Bernie Wrightson

Chamber of Darkness No. 7 Cover by Bernie WrightsonNovember 16, 2022|In Comics, Marvel Wrightson emerged as the 1960s ended with a lush…

Conan the Barbarian No. 30 Cover by Kane & Chan

Conan the Barbarian No. 30 Cover by Kane & ChanNovember 14, 2022|In Comics, Marvel The Marvel years of Conan the Barbarian started…

The Invaders by John Byrne

The Invaders by John ByrneNovember 13, 2022|In Comics, Marvel First appearing in mid 1975 as a Giant-Size issue, The Invaders was the…

I was Face-to-Face with the Forbidden Robot by Lee, Lieber and Heck

I was Face-to-Face with the Forbidden Robot by Lee, Lieber and HeckApril 24, 2022|In Comics, Marvel Atlas Comics of the late 1950s are…

DC Special Series No. 27 Cover – Batman and the Incredible Hulk by José Luis García-López

DC Special Series No. 27 Cover – Batman and the Incredible Hulk by José Luis García-LópezFebruary 19, 2022|In Comics, DC, Marvel It was…

Marvel Treasury Edition No. 23 Cover – Conan the Barbarian by Buscema & Sinnott

Marvel Treasury Edition No. 23 Cover – Conan the Barbarian by Buscema & SinnottFebruary 10, 2022|In Comics, Marvel Another volume in…

The Superhero Women Cover by John Romita

The Superhero Women Cover by John RomitaFebruary 5, 2022|In Comics, Marvel In the 1970s, both DC and Marvel released comic book…

Marvel Treasury Edition No. 13 Cover – Giant Superhero Holiday Grab-Bag by Kane, Romita and Sinnott

Marvel Treasury Edition No. 13 Cover – Giant Superhero Holiday Grab-Bag by Kane, Romita and SinnottDecember 24, 2021|In Comics, Marvel…

Marvel Treasury Edition No. 6 Cover – Doctor Strange by Frank Brunner

Marvel Treasury Edition No. 6 Cover – Doctor Strange by Frank BrunnerAugust 8, 2021|In Comics, Marvel Frank Brunner was at Marvel Comics…

Amazing Spider-Man No. 102 Cover by Kane and Giacoia

Amazing Spider-Man No. 102 Cover by Kane and GiacoiaJuly 31, 2021|In Comics, Marvel The last issue of the Six-Armed Spider-Man saga,…

Amazing Spider-Man No. 101 Cover by Kane and Romita

Amazing Spider-Man No. 101 Cover by Kane and RomitaJuly 26, 2021|In Comics, Marvel How do you top giving Spider-Man four extra arms in a…

Amazing Spider-Man No. 100 Cover by Romita and Giacoia

Amazing Spider-Man No. 100 Cover by Romita and GiacoiaJuly 24, 2021|In Comics, Marvel It was a time of transition. The Sixties were…

Blade Runner: The Comic Book Adaptation by Williamson & Garzon

Blade Runner: The Comic Book Adaptation by Williamson & GarzonApril 20, 2021|In Comics, Marvel Blade Runner came and went during the…

Marvel Treasury Edition No. 30 – X-Men Fractures by Dave Cockrum

Marvel Treasury Edition No. 30 – X-Men Fractures by Dave CockrumJanuary 1, 2021|In Comics, Marvel Rarer than regular tabloids that…

Marvel Treasury Edition No. 29 by Severin & Tartaglione

Marvel Treasury Edition No. 29 by Severin & TartaglioneJanuary 1, 2021|In Comics, Marvel If you were reading comics between 1975 and…

Daredevil Poster by Frank Miller & Klaus Janson

Daredevil Poster by Frank Miller & Klaus JansonOctober 31, 2020|In Comics, Marvel It had made Miller a star creator, first joining…

Foom 9 OG

FOOM No. 9 Cover by Jim Starlin

FOOM No. 9 Cover by Jim StarlinSeptember 19, 2020|In Comics, Marvel Here's another cover to FOOM, Marvel's 1970s fan magazine. Jim…

FOOM 14 OG

FOOM No. 14 Cover by John Buscema & Tom Palmer

FOOM No. 14 Cover by John Buscema & Tom PalmerSeptember 18, 2020|In Comics, Marvel FOOM was the successor to the MMMS and was the…

Incredible Hulk Annual 5 OG

The Incredible Hulk Annual No. 5 Cover by Kirby, Abel & Romita

The Incredible Hulk Annual No. 5 Cover by Kirby, Abel & RomitaNovember 30, 2019|In Comics, Marvel This was the second appearance of…

Captain America 1 OG

Captain America No. 1 Cover by Joe Simon & Jack Kirby

Captain America No. 1 Cover by Joe Simon & Jack KirbyNovember 16, 2019|In Comics, Marvel Coming a year before the Japanese attack on…

Iron Man 67 OG

Iron Man No. 67 Cover by Gil Kane and Mike Esposito

Iron Man No. 67 Cover by Gil Kane and Mike EspositoOctober 10, 2019|In Comics, Marvel I have to admit, I've never read many issues of…

Wizard No. 10 Cover by Rob Liefeld

Wizard No. 10 Cover by Rob LiefeldSeptember 15, 2019|In Comics, Marvel Rob Liefeld had started at DC, then moved on to Marvel where he…

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Wolverine No. 10 Cover by Bill Sienkiewicz

Wolverine No. 10 Cover by Bill SienkiewiczSeptember 11, 2019|In Comics, Marvel By 1989, Bill Sienkiewicz had cemented his place in comics…

Amazing Spider Man Annual 14 OG

Amazing Spider-Man Annual No. 14 Cover by Frank Miller

Amazing Spider-Man Annual No. 14 Cover by Frank MillerJuly 28, 2019|In Comics, Marvel A standout issue from 1980, Amazing Spider-Man…

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X-Men No. 137 Cover by Byrne & Austin

X-Men No. 137 Cover by Byrne & AustinJuly 14, 2019|In Comics, Marvel It had been an incredible run, making stars of Chris Claremont,…

Giant-Size Chillers 3 Cover OG

Giant-Size Chillers No. 3 Cover by Hannigan & Wrightson

Giant-Size Chillers No. 3 Cover by Hannigan & WrightsonNovember 10, 2018|In Comics, Marvel From August 1975, this was a reprint…

Doctor Strange Miller Open Graph

Doctor Strange by Frank Miller

Doctor Strange by Frank MillerAugust 26, 2018|In Comics, Marvel Frank Miller was on the rise. He was soon to take over writing Daredevil,…

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Giant-Size Blog Headers

Giant-Size Blog HeadersJuly 20, 2017|In Comics, DC, General, Marvel Online friend Richard Guion (aka Cousin Dick) was kind enough to give…

Giant-Size Marvel Template

Marvel Comics Giant-Size Cover Template

Marvel Comics Giant-Size Cover TemplateJune 27, 2017|In Comics, Graphic Design, Marvel I've rebuilt and coloured a lot of vintage comic…

Marvel Preview 4 IFC OG

Marvel Preview No. 4 : Star-Lord by Gan and Wrightson

Marvel Preview No. 4 : Star-Lord by Gan and WrightsonJune 14, 2017|In Comics, Marvel, Sci Fi Star-Lord first appeared in Marvel Preview…

Doctor Strange 1978 DVD Cover OG

Doctor Strange (1978) DVD and Blu-ray Cover

Doctor Strange (1978) DVD and Blu-ray CoverJune 4, 2017|In Comics, Graphic Design, Illustration, Marvel, Movies-TV You have to feel for…

Spider-Man Daredevil SE Miller OG

Spider-Man & Daredevil Special Edition No. 1 Cover by Frank Miller

Spider-Man & Daredevil Special Edition No. 1 Cover by Frank MillerAugust 4, 2016|In Comics, Marvel

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The Original Star-Lord Covers

The Original Star-Lord CoversFebruary 4, 2016|In Comics, Marvel, Sci Fi His mother murdered by aliens, Peter Quill wanted revenge and his…

X-Men Chronicles Cockrum OG

The X-Men Chronicles by Dave Cockrum

The X-Men Chronicles by Dave CockrumJanuary 16, 2016|In Comics, Marvel From 1981, Cockrum's hand-painted cover for this one-shot……

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Uncanny X-Men No. 138 Cover by Byrne & Austin

Uncanny X-Men No. 138 Cover by Byrne & AustinJanuary 16, 2016|In Comics, Marvel One of the iconic covers in a run of iconic covers…

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The Silver Surfer by John Buscema

The Silver Surfer by John BuscemaDecember 29, 2015|In Comics, Marvel I ran across a really grotty copy of the late John Buscema's pencils…

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ROM the Space Knight by Jeff Slemons

ROM the Space Knight by Jeff SlemonsDecember 10, 2015|In Comics, Marvel One of the early integrations of electronic features into an…

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Star-Lord by Byrne & Austin

Star-Lord by Byrne & AustinJuly 28, 2015|In Comics, Marvel, Sci Fi Back in 1976, Marv Wolfman – then editor-in-chief for…

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The Silver Surfer by Kirby & Sinnott

The Silver Surfer by Kirby & SinnottJune 17, 2014|In Comics, Marvel From Fantastic Four No. 55, Oct 1966. Kirby's energy and…

Pro! NFL Cover by John Buscema

Pro! NFL Cover by John BuscemaJune 15, 2014|In Comics, Marvel From 1970, John Buscema does a Marvel group of characters for Pro!, an NFL…

Superman vs. Spider-Man Cover by Andru, Giordano & Austin

When this came out in 1976, fans went apeshit. And rightfully so. For the first time, rivals DC and Marvel teamed up for mutual profit.…

Amazing Fantasy 15 Cover OG

Amazing Fantasy No. 15 Cover by Steve Ditko

Amazing Fantasy No. 15 Cover by Steve DitkoFebruary 10, 2014|In Comics, Marvel For a rejected cover, it's made its rounds over the years.…

Amazing Spider Man 701 Cover OG

The Amazing Spider-Man No. 701 Cover by Steve Ditko

The Amazing Spider-Man No. 701 Cover by Steve DitkoOctober 13, 2013|In Comics, Marvel The Amazing Spider-Man was cancelled after issue…

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Marvel Team-Up No. 4 Cover by Kane & Giacoia

Marvel Team-Up No. 4 Cover by Kane & GiacoiaSeptember 18, 2013|In Comics, Marvel I was a wee lad in the summer of 1972. I liked…