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Posted: 18 April 2017 at 9:29am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

I saw THIS stuck to the wall at our local game/comics store.

Oh, lordie, I do wish I could find every copy, every iteration, of that image and BURN them!!!!!

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Posted: 18 April 2017 at 12:29pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

It's a fine image, but you've done better than that for sure.

I came across it as well on an ice cream truck when I was doing work in Belfast, Northern Ireland this past summer:

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"Fine" it ain't! Learn from my mistakes, peoples! The pose ("gesture" to artists in the room) is stiff and unnatural, and totally lacking in any sense of dynamic movement. The foreshortening is terrible!

I plead the ignorance of youth!!

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I get what you are saying, JB, but visceral level, I still find that Wolverine image so damn cool. And I am not alone, obviously, considering how much it is used.

Artists are typically their own worst critics, and while you definitely grew as an artist, there was just something to your work from the very beginning that stood out to us fans. It's not nostalgia alone that makes us continue to admire the older work along with the newer art.


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Posted: 18 April 2017 at 2:13pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

I think they should RETIRE that image in favor of this one:


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Now THAT I can get on board with. I'm so peeved that the Wolverine#17* cover hasn't become the "official" JB Wolverine image for merchandising purposes. 

*With a very close second for Wolverine#23 - I still have a T-shirt of that one from 1990. 


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Posted: 18 April 2017 at 7:03pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Speaking of which ...


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Vinny Valenti
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Dammit, I want that glass. 

I'm glad to be wrong, though!
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I have that tumbler! One of the few things I own with my art on it.
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That Wolverine busting through the wall image has one thing on 98% of Wolverine drawings- the claws are the right shape.
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That Wolverine busting through the wall image has one thing on 98% of Wolverine drawings- the claws are the right shape.

I wonder why Marvel hasn't "corrected" those?

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Posted: 19 April 2017 at 10:40am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

I can't tell, what is the Wolverine busting through the wall made of, metal?

Love to find that Wolverine glass.
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Strangest use of J.B. art?
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I suppose there are worse fates than subscription crease on art of that vintage...

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Absolutely love that tumbler. JB's drawing had improved in leaps and bounds since that other image. (And has improved even more since then but that's a great freaking cover.) Another time I wonder why people think his older X-Men stuff was better. 
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At the Indiana Comic Con. And, it is one of my favorite X-Men images by JB. I love the original school uniforms.

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If anyone's interested I saw they have that She-Hulk t-shirt that Andy posted in all sizes on Amazon. Also noticed  there was a different She-Hulk shirt with JB's art on it but it was for women/girls.
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Quite the precarious placing of Wolverine's left claw on that underwear... front & back.  Ouch!!


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I'm surprised the the back side of the underwear didn't have panels featuring Wolverine's brown costume.

*ducks*
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Posted: 21 April 2017 at 1:47pm | IP Logged | 21 post reply

Vinny...step away from the Benny Hill videos!
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Posted: 21 April 2017 at 7:01pm | IP Logged | 22 post reply

When Wolverine says he will tear you a new asshole, he will really tear you a new asshole. 
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Posted: 26 April 2017 at 10:38am | IP Logged | 23 post reply

Frank Miller & JB Wolverine playing cards!!!



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I am SO glad to be wrong!
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Another Target find tonight... men's swim trunks, this time!



(I may need my Forum card revoked... I did not purchase these.  But I think they look great!)



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