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John Byrne
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Posted: 22 December 2012 at 1:29pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

11x17 cover for Joe Martino's MIGHTY TITAN comic.

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William Roberge
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Posted: 22 December 2012 at 1:32pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

How cool is that!?!

Congrats Joe!

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Matt Hawes
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Posted: 22 December 2012 at 1:37pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Very NICE!!! It's gotta be awesome for Joe to see his characters realized by you, JB! I know that's something I would like to eventually see with my own characters, when I can squeeze a commission into the budget.

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Posted: 22 December 2012 at 1:40pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Working on this piece reminded me of how #^%@ing HARD Cyclops are to draw. That single eye just works against all the logic of the architecture of the skull. One of these days I am going to challenge myself to design a Cyclops that works to MY satisfaction!

(And, yes, we can forego any postings of images of Scott Summers, thank you!)

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Posted: 22 December 2012 at 1:53pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

That really takes me back to when I first started getting into comics in the late 80s when I would buy a comic based on how wow'd I was by the cover.   And that's a cover page I'd buy on spec!*

Oh, what a  magical time it was; when I had no idea about writers and artists and all the stuff you learn that sours you.

*I'm not assuming that this is a cover image.

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Posted: 22 December 2012 at 2:07pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Cool!
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Posted: 22 December 2012 at 2:09pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Mind you, it occurs to me that Mother Nature was well on her way toward designing pretty respectable Cyclops skulls with the Mastadon and Elephant.

Some have suggested that the finding of Mastodon skulls by our remote ancestors may even have given rise to the Cyclops myth.

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Posted: 22 December 2012 at 3:11pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Some have suggested that the finding of Mastodon skulls by our remote ancestors may even have given rise to the Cyclops myth.

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I heard this on our trip to Greece & Turkey. Interesting stuff, ancients finding old elephant skulls and thinking these cyclops help build even older structures, if I'm remembering correctly. 

Nice commission. 
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Posted: 22 December 2012 at 4:09pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Very cool! Congrats, Joe!
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Posted: 22 December 2012 at 4:24pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Very cool, JB. My guess is there will be more Greek Titan references in this book. Any tidbits you are willing to divulge, Joe?
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Posted: 22 December 2012 at 5:47pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

An awesome looking commission/cover!
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Posted: 22 December 2012 at 6:16pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

I just wish JB did the interiors of the MIGHTY TITAN, too

great cover


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Joe Martino
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Posted: 22 December 2012 at 6:30pm | IP Logged | 13 post reply

I love this. Once again JB has made a dream come true. 

I wish JB was doing some of the interiors too!

Titan's beginnings are very tightly linked to Greek mythology. It isn't central to the book but it pops up from time to time. The Mighty Titan takes my cancer experiences and wraps them in a superhero shell.

This is so cool. Thanks again John and Jim for this amazing Christmas gift!!!

For those who asked feel free to check out www.themightytitan.com. It is a Facebook fan page for now until I get the site up and running.
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Posted: 22 December 2012 at 6:35pm | IP Logged | 14 post reply

And for a little more insight. Titan is much like Captain Marvel where he transforms into Titan. He has an alter ego that is around 35 years old. He gets his power from the titan Hyperion. He retains his alter ego's traits and personalities when he transforms. He isn't like Thor where he turns fully into a god. 

Thanks again.
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Posted: 22 December 2012 at 6:45pm | IP Logged | 15 post reply

Joe, keep us posted  when  its for sale!
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Posted: 22 December 2012 at 6:51pm | IP Logged | 16 post reply

Congrats, Joe! That's a mighty (*ahem*) fine commission you've got there!
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Posted: 22 December 2012 at 7:13pm | IP Logged | 17 post reply

Wow, the Might Titan is a bad-ass! 
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Posted: 22 December 2012 at 7:27pm | IP Logged | 18 post reply

Very cool!!
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Posted: 22 December 2012 at 7:44pm | IP Logged | 19 post reply

Very nice!! congrats Joe!
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Congrats, Joe.

 

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Posted: 22 December 2012 at 8:39pm | IP Logged | 21 post reply

Awesome! Congrats, Joe!
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Posted: 22 December 2012 at 9:01pm | IP Logged | 22 post reply

This is amazing! Just "liked" the paged, Joe!

Congrats on this project! Very inspiring!
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Posted: 23 December 2012 at 6:24am | IP Logged | 23 post reply

From yesterday, here's a quick sketch of a Cyclops based on a Mastadon skull. . .

Still something "off" about it. Maybe it's just the few billion years of evolutionary programming that makes my visual cortex want to seek out bilateral symmetry!

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Posted: 23 December 2012 at 6:58am | IP Logged | 24 post reply

The Ancient Greeks tended to cheat either by showing only a profile of a cyclops or by leaving in two eyeless sockets and placing the one big eye centered in its forehead. 
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Posted: 23 December 2012 at 7:05am | IP Logged | 25 post reply

Congratulations, Joe!
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