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John Byrne
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Posted: 25 September 2011 at 2:06pm | IP Logged | 1  

An imaginary Avengers cover (11" x 17") featuring The Avengers vs. Psycho Man.

The characters are:

- Psycho Man (as he appeared in FF 283)
- Iron Man
- Scarlet Witch
- Yellowjacket
- Moondragon
- Captain America

-Wild Card/Surprise Character (your choice of one (1) character from the following list:

       - Wasp (in her costume from Avengers 185-191); or
       - Beast (blue and furry); or
       - Hawkeye.

- Please draw all Avengers with costumes from issues 150-191

- Please include the Avengers logo and character trademark circa Avengers issues 100 to 152 (with Vision standing in the corner). Just to confirm, 7 figures and the logo. The commissioner would like the Avengers to be smalll-sized, struggling against a giant-sized Psycho Man. The commissioner suggested something along the lines of FF 282 and 283, where Psycho Man was collecting the FF into tubes, but have some characters escaping/trying to rescue their teammates.

Whatever you think best, as long as it's small sized heroes vs. giant-sized Psycho Man.

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William Roberge
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Posted: 25 September 2011 at 2:09pm | IP Logged | 2  

I love this!
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James Revilla
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Posted: 25 September 2011 at 2:12pm | IP Logged | 3  

Wow, this feels like a cover for a comic that actually exists. Just from the images I can sense the story...EXCELLENT work JB. You made me want to buy a comic that doesn't exist on cover alone.
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William Roberge
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Posted: 25 September 2011 at 2:25pm | IP Logged | 4  

Man, I miss the old Marvel banner....
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John Byrne
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Posted: 25 September 2011 at 2:31pm | IP Logged | 5  

Man, I miss the old Marvel banner....

Funny thing -- as in funny peculiar, not funny ha-ha -- as a kid I had a strong negative response when the corner symbol first showed up on the books, circa FF 14, and I have really not cared for any of the variants in the dress since. I like me a big damn LOGO that goes from one side of the cover to the other!!

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Dave Braun
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Posted: 25 September 2011 at 2:31pm | IP Logged | 6  

BEautiful! This is what a cover should look like!

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Flavio Sapha
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Posted: 25 September 2011 at 2:32pm | IP Logged | 7  

Make mine MARVEL!
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Norman Hardy
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Posted: 25 September 2011 at 2:33pm | IP Logged | 8  

Awesome work!
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Steven McCauley
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Posted: 25 September 2011 at 2:34pm | IP Logged | 9  

That cover did it's job -- now I need to read that story -- what this is a "FAKE" cover?!?

Great job as usual.
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Kip Lewis
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Posted: 25 September 2011 at 2:35pm | IP Logged | 10  

OK, I'd buy that issue.
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John Byrne
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Posted: 25 September 2011 at 2:36pm | IP Logged | 11  

That cover did it's job -- now I need to read that story -- what this is a "FAKE" cover?!?

This is a real cover, Steven. It's the current Marvel that is fake!!

(Yes, I swing at the easy ones. That's NEWS??)

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Bill Collins
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Posted: 25 September 2011 at 2:39pm | IP Logged | 12  

I always found the corner banner useful,as the distributed Marvel comics we got over here were usually displayed on newsagents shelves that were short of space, they were usually overlapped so just the corner boxes were on show,i could easily identify and select the books i wanted,sometimes however they were just left in a pile on the bottom shelf,this meant you had to flick through the pile from top to bottom,which was very time consuming for an impatient kid!
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Michael Penn
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Posted: 25 September 2011 at 2:40pm | IP Logged | 13  

Nice! Love Iron Man's pose, which really speaks to me so clearly of the era the commissioner requested.
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Brad Brickley
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Posted: 25 September 2011 at 2:43pm | IP Logged | 14  

Man, this is so good. I had to stop myself from trying to look the original up on Cover Browser. Looks like some good Avengers fun from my youth. 
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Darren Ashmore
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Posted: 25 September 2011 at 2:47pm | IP Logged | 15  

Oh, that is a sweet piece of work.  From the era when I was first reading Avengers.  Glorious, simply glorious.
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Benny Hasa
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Posted: 25 September 2011 at 2:49pm | IP Logged | 16  

Pyscho Man looks more menacing in this commission than in any comic he has ever appeared!

Now that is what you call a cover.

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Wallace Sellars
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Posted: 25 September 2011 at 3:01pm | IP Logged | 17  

This is the kind of Marvel comic book I'd love to read.
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Jason Mark Hickok
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Posted: 25 September 2011 at 3:04pm | IP Logged | 18  

Wow!  Now that is a comic book I would love to read!  Well done, JB!
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Chris Wood
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Posted: 25 September 2011 at 3:23pm | IP Logged | 19  

Awesome. One commission from JB illustrates what is wrong with Marvel today -- and what was once so right.
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Eric Ladd
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Posted: 25 September 2011 at 3:25pm | IP Logged | 20  

So very nice, JB. Why get a cover recreation when you can get someone like the Chief to travel to an alternate universe and do a cover for a comic from the 70's or 80's? Like others, I want to read the comic behind this cover, but alas, it doesn't exist in our reality.....yet?
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Wilson Mui
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Posted: 25 September 2011 at 3:25pm | IP Logged | 21  

Terrific piece, JB!
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Eric Smearman
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Posted: 25 September 2011 at 3:42pm | IP Logged | 22  

Excellent! I'd wanna read this ( To the more Marvel-Savvy: have the
Avengers ever actually fought the Psycho-Man?)
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Stephen Churay
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Posted: 25 September 2011 at 3:47pm | IP Logged | 23  

Well that's just about the coolest thing ever! I'd like to mention how
great one particular part is, but I can't. It works so well as a piece, the
whole thing is just really awesome! You really knocked this one out of
the park.

Congrats to the commissioner, I'm really jealous.
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William Roberge
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Posted: 25 September 2011 at 3:48pm | IP Logged | 24  

It's nice to see Moondragon again! Nice choice of characters.

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John Popa
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Posted: 25 September 2011 at 3:58pm | IP Logged | 25  

Wonderful cover!

And I guessed it would be Beast as the pick-em character:)
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