SOLD ON: Monday, 12/01/2014 1:20 PM
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COMMENTS: Original Art For Promotional Poster; Todd McFarlane pencils, Bob Wiacek inks; 11" x 17"; comes with paste-ups on acetate
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Original Art For Promotional Poster; Todd McFarlane pencils, Bob Wiacek inks; 11" x 17"; comes with paste-ups on acetateIn recent years, we've seen artwork by Todd McFarlane, a name synonymous with The Amazing Spider-Man, explode in value. Before taking over the penciling duties for our favorite webhead, McFarlane helmed The Incredible Hulk series for about a year, bringing the character back to his roots by returning him to his original gray tone, as well as making him much angrier, and more articulate to boot. This compelling piece offers you a chance to own an early work from this great artist before he went on to take the medium by storm.
According to Todd McFarlane himself, this was supposed to be the cover to Incredible Hulk 336, but instead, editors decided to use the image as a promotional poster. McFarlane displays his compositional skill by placing the infuriated Hulk in the center of the action as his opponents stand in the foreground preparing to meet his wrath with their own particular set of mutant powers. One can sense the muscular tension in the Hulk's mighty arms as he prepares to throw a chunk of concrete towards the reader, and Cyclops' energy ray lands dead center on the page, further drawing the eye into the maelstrom of activity and coiled rage. We are pleased to offer this opportunity to own a rare, early work by one of the most influential of Modern illustrators.
Todd McFarlane is a Canadian comic book artist, writer, and entrepreneur who is one of the founding members of Image comics where he created Spawn. In addition to being credited for co-creating Eddie Brock (Venom), Todd also founded Mcfarlane toys and an Entertainment company of the same name. Todd's other notable works include Marvel's The Amazing Spider-Man and Batman: Year Two.