Marvel Comics’ Fantastic Four #112 (July, 1971). The Hulk versus The Thing. Drawn by the great John Buscema and inked by Frank Giacoia.
Well, OK, I suppose I should say some more.
John Buscema is hard to beat. He helped advance the look of comic book art by combining the dynamic excitement of Jack Kirby with a stronger grasp of anatomy. His storytelling skills were top notch. And there was also a gracefulness to his characters, as his nuanced work on Silver Surfer and in his introduction of the Vision in The Avengers #57 (October, 1968).
But he was also an artist of action and could create excellent tension. You can see that in this month’s great cover. Buscema has done a number of covers that are variations of what we see here. I’ve written about a couple of them already (here and here) and I can think of at least one more that will be covered in the future.
I’m sure this was a quick cover for him to draw, but that doesn’t take away from its greatness.
An Update on Nostalgia Zone
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We also appreciate and our hearts are warmed by all those who have reached out to us to make sure we are OK. We are.
We are trying to work out how to reopen the store to our customers in a way that will be safe during the pandemic. Hopefully, there will be news on that front soon.
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