Eric might not have thought I’d actually go for it, but guess what. The scene in which Thulsa Doom (as portrayed by James Earl Jones in Conan The Barbarian) decapitates Conan’s mother is something that was engrained in my mind-grapes as a kid. Needless to say the suggestion intrigued me. This illustration came out of my memory of that scene.
I should also comment on the coloring. I didn’t know what to expect when Joe would send it back to me. After thinking it over, it really dawned on me how awesome his take is. Even though the original scene is on the “cool” and muted side of the color palette, Joe really captured the inherent violence in a subtle way. Top notch coloring again. Give the guy a hand.
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Anyway this AMAZORZ piece is a promotional item for Thunderbolts #148 which hits shelves on 9/15. You’d do well to add it to your pulls/reserve it. IF you so happen to live in/around Dublin, check in with the staff at Sub City to ask them how you can win this beauty.
And then send me your address so I can
steal it send you congratulations. I’m pretty sure this is the best sketch of Crossbones I’ve ever seen.
So thank you, Declan Shalvey.
Captain America #363 was the first comic book I ever set eyes upon, at the local drug store, Meadowood Pharmacy. I was 7. I remember it well. You could tell right away that Crossbones was a total badass, but also a total bastard.
I really need to track down that issue.
CBR has a 6-page preview, and the book looks amazing. Basically it’s a one-shot, 32 pages, 3 separate stories, with contributions by some of my favorites: Peter Milligan, Rick Spears, Jason Latour, David Aja, among others. And as you might have guessed, the entire issue is in black & white. Embrace the pulp.