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Joakim Jahlmar
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Posted: 19 March 2007 at 8:45am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Gerry Turnbull wrote:
"the Bowen Man-thing is quite impressive"

Wow! Indeed it is, Gerry.

Chad - thanks for sharing that Swamp Thing / Man-Thing image. Absolutely loved it!

And Chad wrote:
"Where the hell is Ploog and why isn't he working in comics?"

I know he's been working on Abadazad with J.M. DeMatteis. It's a series of children's books (book three due this year) which is part illustrated book and part comic; it shifts back and forth between the formats in an interesting way. I have the first two but haven't read them yet, as I was waiting for the third book to have what I believed would be the full trilogy, but now I just saw that a fourth volume is scheduled for 2008 so maybe I should just start reading it soon. I can tell you this much: It does look very nice!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Road-Inconceivable-Abadazad-J-M-DeMa tteis/dp/0007233388/ref=pd_ka_2/202-6413727-9922212?ie=UTF8& amp;s=books&qid=1174315556&sr=8-2

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dream-Thief-Abadazad-J-M-DeMatteis/d p/0007233396/ref=pd_ka_1/202-6413727-9922212?ie=UTF8&s=b ooks&qid=1174315556&sr=8-1

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Abadazad-Puppet-Professor-Prophet/dp /1423100638/ref=sr_1_8/202-6413727-9922212?ie=UTF8&s=boo ks&qid=1174315652&sr=8-8

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Abadazad-Historcery-Book-4/dp/142310 0654/ref=sr_1_5/202-6413727-9922212?ie=UTF8&s=books& qid=1174315556&sr=8-5

And finally... HUGE congrats to Joe!
And thanks for sharing the anecdotes on what caused you to ask for this particular commission. I always find it fun and nice to hear those kinds of stories...



Edited by Joakim Jahlmar on 19 March 2007 at 8:48am
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Joe Hollon
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Posted: 19 March 2007 at 9:16am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

No one mentioned it (I don't think) in the discussion of Man-Thing figures (Men-Things?), but I thought the Marvel Legends version was pretty good:

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Michael Kennedy
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Posted: 19 March 2007 at 9:17am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

He looks like he's about to... um, ah... do his business.

Not that there is anything wrong with that...

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Bill Dowling
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Posted: 19 March 2007 at 10:29am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

(I take my title from a wry comment Roger Stern made, years ago, to the effect that Ted Sallis is able to change back and forth between human and Man-Thing forms -- but, unfortunately, the Man-Thing is mindless, so it doesn't know that!)
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That could make a great Defenders story. Dr. Strange needs Man-Thing's help for some reason and recruits him. They save the day. Then, Dr. Strange reverts Man-Thing to normal and returns him to Florida. Later, there's some other crisis that only Man-Thing can stop and Ted is forced to choose between letting something horrible happen or turning back into the mindless Man-Thing!
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Posted: 19 March 2007 at 12:57pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Shhhhhhhh!
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Michael Hogan
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Posted: 19 March 2007 at 1:20pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

The title of this thread reminds me of the song Jerry Lewis sings at the end of his MDA telethon.

Muck On!  Muck On!  And you'll never muck alone!
You'll NEEEVER muck AAAALONE!

Okay, I'm weird.

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Michael Arndt
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Posted: 19 March 2007 at 2:30pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Love the commission. Wish someone would start to request all the MTU covers during JB's run.
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Andrew Bitner
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Posted: 19 March 2007 at 8:14pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Someone asked about Mike Ploog upthread so... nowadays he's illustrating a lot of JM DeMatteis' work (such as Abadazad and Stardust Kid), as well as doing some Hollywood work (I believe).
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Aaron Smith
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Posted: 19 March 2007 at 8:27pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Mike Ploog has a great name. I love sound effect names. I once took an acting class in which we had to do an exercise where we used our names as weapons. The winner was a guy named Ptak!
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Juan Jose Colin Arciniega
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Posted: 20 March 2007 at 10:07am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Beautiful Comission...i have always loved Mr. Byrne' Spider-Man!.
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Charles Valderrama
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Posted: 21 March 2007 at 3:30pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Whoa-- almost missed this commission!!!!

Love your Spidey, JB!!
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Posted: 24 March 2007 at 11:10pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

I know I'm late getting on this thread, but I just wanted to thank Greg for explaining when Spider-Man's chest symbol changed. I asked that question almost 10 years ago on Usenet (the older symbol really jumped out at me in "Untold Tales of Spider-Man") and nobody answered, and it's been nagging at me ever since. So I appreciate the posting and the helpful illustrations!
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