Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Supergirl Bullet News

Lots of small bits of business to catch up on here, so I thought I would batch them!

Over on Jamal Igle's blog, he has announced that he is going to take a look back at his time on Supergirl. He is going to post 5 pages from his Supergirl issues, including process sketches, etc. He is going to do that for every issue he drew on the title! As  a fan of Igle's work and process pieces, I can't wait to look at this series of posts and will probably comment on some of them here.

He announced his plans here: http://jamalligle.blogspot.com/2011/11/from-vaults-returns-in.html and included this great pencil page, the opening page of Supergirl #34, his and Sterling Gates' first issue.

I was thrilled to see that Jamal will be coming to Boston for the Boston Comic-Con in April. I can't wait to talk to him again.

As I said before, as a comic book fan, I love process pieces so any time an artist let's me see that creative side of things, I am thrilled.

Current Supergirl artist Mahmud Asrar has been great about sharing on his blog including the above picture seen here: http://mahmudasrar.com/post/13417041334/rough-thought

Asrar usually then will post the more tightly penciled and ultimately the inked/marked final product. I hope he continues to do this.

I spoke here about some similarities in the opening flight sequences in Cosmic Adventures and the new Supergirl comic. Bleeding Cool also talks about it with a nifty page by page comparison at this link:

Finally, the Comics Should Be Good blog on Comic Book Resources have been posting panels of characters and asking readers to guess the artists. It is Supergirl's turn here: http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2011/11/27/name-that-supergirl-artist/

I was all full of hubris figuring I would be able to name the artists immediately but it is trickier than I thought. Maybe some of you out there will have a better time. Make sure to submit your guesses over at CBR!


Anonymous said...

I can probably name all four and the individual books they appeared in.


Martin Gray said...

Get in there John!

It's tricky, for example, the ticker tape pic is 'obviously' one comic, but it isn't. And it's not the 80pp giant that redid the cover. Bah!

Anonymous said...

The ticker tape panel is from a five part Action Comics serial mostly featuring Superman. Kal El is dying of "Kryptonian Leprosy" (and look hella nasty BTW) he is reminiscing about happier times notably his cousin's "debut in society". The panel was drawn by Mike Esposito and Ross Andru who were Superman's prime artists in the late 1960's. For some reason whenever Cousin Kara made an appearance, despite the fact she was a college co-ed in continuity, they always made her look like a 12 year old IMHO.
The panel where she is grimacing was drawn by John Rosenberger and is from the infamous "Revolt of the Super Chicks" story from "The Brave and the Bold".
The extreme close up is Mike Sekowsky and the one where she is crying is either Win Mortimer or Jack Abel, likely with Vince Coletta's inks.


Martin Gray said...

Brilliant stuff, nice one, John (let's hope no one now cheats and nicks your answers for the contest!).

Talking of Supergirl artists, Bleeding Cool reports that she's getting a fill in by a man with a very particular place in Supergirl history:

(Sorry the link is so long, aapparently snipurl and co are no longer considered safe ...)

Anj said...

Wow ... fantastic stuff John! I am in awe of you right now!

As for the Perez news, I'll comment tomorrow!