Friday, July 16, 2010


In the same year during the same month 2 competing comic book companies put out 2 seperate comic books containing one mytholgical famous strong man -  That'd be HERCULES !!!!
     Now honestly I was never a big fan of the Champions...and I don't know had Herc and Ghost Rider on the same team...I like GHOSTIE!  
     But I do indeed remember purchasing HERCULES unbound and following the book to it's end....Now it's time to see if I can get me a good ebay deal on a CHAMPIONS lot.


Friday, July 9, 2010

RUDE the DUDE!!!

Steve Rude has always been one of my favorite artists.  His Super Man vs Hulk one shot was a classic.  That is why I like him.  His work is classic comic art.  He exudes the qualities of Kirby, Wood and Ayers one would find reading comics in the 1960's.
    I would like to see Steve do a Herc mini - retro 60's story...even a classic ancient Herc story.  His stuff is great and he is in good company with his artistic genius

Sunday, July 4, 2010

The Mighty art of John Buscema !

I really don't have much to say about's John Buscema. What is there to say. John was a hero to me. Here in this unused cover for an AVENGERS issue you can see the power coming from both Herc and Tyr as they get ready to do battle as the others look on. Only Hercules has a chance against the Asgardian god of war. Of course as in times past Herc triumphed.

I borrowed this image from Michael Maikowsky and his John Buscema Facebook profile. I miss John Buscema...but I have much of his work in my comics. I marvel at it from time to time and think back to when I actually got to meet him in 1986. He never understood the fanfare or even got why comic books meant so much to so many...but for the love of art he kept on going.

He kept on going.