Thursday, April 2, 2009

Marvel Comics 70th Anniversary Covers (link roundup)

One of the four variant covers Marcos Martin created for Marvel's upcoming 70th Anniversary Specials, spotlighting Sub-Mariner, Captain America and the Human Torch.

Marcos drew the terrific Batgirl Year One, which is apparentlyout of print. On the other hand, I was greatly disappointed with the Doctor Strange limited series he did with Brian K. Vaughan. So naturally, that series is available at Amazon.

And a few more links:

1. Clever ad for a web design service. Via.

2. How do you cause a baby boom? Patriarch Ilia II, the head of the Georgian Orthodox Church, promised to personally baptize any baby born to parents of more than two children. (Bonus: Something about his photo reminded me of the Burger King.) Via.

3. The city of Los Angeles pays a college student to remove labels from bottled water and replace it with a city seal before it's used by government officials. Via.

4. Kirby/Okami mashup.

*Previously: Obama/Okami mashup.

*Buy Obama toys at eBay.


  1. Marcos Martin also did two brief stories on Amazing Spider-Man recently. One set was 3 issues long, and the other was 2 issues. Both were brilliantly drawn (though I'm definitely partial to the first). If you like his art then definitely try to track down those Spider-Man issues.

  2. I'll keep my eyes out, thanks.

  3. I got excited, because I thought it was going to be a JACK Kirby/Okami mashup.

    Also, Marcos Martin's first Spider-Man arc is collected in the Spider-Man Brand New Day Vol. 3 trade.