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stuart knight
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Posted: 24 August 2006 at 1:14pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

A story to go with that page:

Frank Miller told me of being up in the office the day the penciled pages arrived. He found Joe Rubenstein (the inker) studying that particular page with great consternation displayed upon his face. "What's wrong, Joe?" Frank asked.

"This last panel," Joe replied. "John has drawn speed lines on the shadow,"

"So?"

"Shadows don't have speed lines."

Whereupon Frank waved his hand rapidly back and forth in front of Rubenstein's face. "Joe! Nothing has speed lines!!"

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This is why I love coming to this forum, as well as great art we hear snippets of comic history Gold from an icon in the industry.

Great commission BTW.



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Brian Hunt
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Posted: 24 August 2006 at 1:19pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

What a nice surprise to find after logging on today! I'm digging those issues out of the collection today for a good reading.
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Francesco Vanagolli
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Posted: 24 August 2006 at 1:19pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

One of my favorite Captain America stories, in my favorite Captain America run ever! And, unfortunately, one of the shortest.

My first story from that run was "Cap for president" (my favorite story featuring the Star spangled Avenger), and when I first read it, seeing Captain America in action (when he defeats the terrorists), I tought that "This is how Captain America must be drawn!". Glad to see that, several years later, JB is able to make me say the same thing!

Actually, when I discovered Gene Colan's version of the character, that became my favorite. But JB's Cap... Well, he always "hits" me.

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John Papandrea
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Posted: 24 August 2006 at 1:35pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

John,

 

This one is simply OUTSTANDING!

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Matthew Hansel
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Posted: 24 August 2006 at 1:54pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Neato!  And I whole heartedly second what Wayne said!

Bravo!

MPH

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Michael Arndt
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Posted: 24 August 2006 at 2:06pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Love the facial expression of Union Jack through the mask. Another classic. Thanks for sharing.
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Robert Oren
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Posted: 24 August 2006 at 2:14pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Just a great moment in comics.............
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Brian Floyd
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Posted: 24 August 2006 at 2:46pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

REALLY love that picture!! *jaw drop smiley goes here*

Cap #253-254 happens to be one of my favorite comics 2-parters ever. In fact, I think I need to get new copies of both issues, due to wearing them out from reading them as often as I have. heh.

Oh, and removing JB and Roger Stern from Captain America has to go down as one of the worst editorial blunders in M****l history.







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Chris Yeoman
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Posted: 24 August 2006 at 3:07pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Excellent work JB, that is a GREAT piece. 
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Paul Greer
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Posted: 24 August 2006 at 4:55pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

What a great commission idea! The expression on Union Jack is well done. How many artists can show that type of emotion through a mask? Take a bow for this one JB!
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Michael Cross
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Posted: 24 August 2006 at 5:01pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Yup, that would have been my commission idea if i could afford one from JB..just an awesome story and great that it brought back Union jack/
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Michael Kane
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 The pencils have a nice match of tight and loose lines, hard to imagine the entire drawing was done with a mechanical pencil.
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