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Sketching silver-age Covers

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve W Sep 5. 10 Replies

One of my hobbies (well my main hobby actually) is re-drawing covers from the silver-age and trying to make them as close as I can to the originals.  I draw by eye only - no tracing allowed. One of…Continue

Tags: drawing, covers, silver-age

Superman's birthday

Started this discussion. Last reply by Luke Blanchard Sep 26, 2017. 13 Replies

Whilst hunting thru the internet looking for comic covers to post relating to the letter "K", I came across this extremely interesting posting about the actual date of Superman's birthday. I'd always…Continue

Tags: birthday, superman

Leo Baxendale

Started this discussion. Last reply by Luke Blanchard May 29, 2017. 12 Replies

I realise you’re not generally big followers of British comics, but I need to flag up a notification I received last week of the sad death of Leo Baxendale.Leo Baxendale was a very important artist…Continue

Tags: baxendale, leo, british, beano

I'm no comic artist but....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Mantle Apr 12, 2017. 13 Replies

I love to draw.  Specifically I love to draw my favourite silver-age covers. I recreate them, drawing them at approximately double the size of the originals (that's A3, or 16.5" by 11.7" for those…Continue

Tags: art, silver-age, drawings

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Dave Palmer replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"Back on the 13th Peter Wrexham supplied us with all sorts of stats as to how many pages of covers we've posted for each letter/topic.  Steve W suggested a challenge to set a record (at least 26 pages) with apes.  It is now the…"
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Dave Palmer replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"Apes go to war"
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JD DeLuzio replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
""Quiet Nova!" "Quiet Nova!"?!? Gold Key adapted Beneath the Planet of the Apes first; Marvel re-adapted it a couple years later:"
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Peter Wrexham replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
""Yarn Man vs Cowboy Gorilla"?  Well, that's just Bizarre!"
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Richard Willis replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
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Richard Willis replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"Recenty the TV news showed a real gorilla who had figured out how to walk upright at a zoo. The video is from 2008. The best is at the end. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MXWMSXFigM"
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Dave Palmer replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"Another smattering"
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JD DeLuzio replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"Traditional comic-book gorillas walk upright, like they're King Kong or guys in gorilla suits in old movies or Don Martin cartoons. Here are a couple of exceptions:"
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Peter Wrexham replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"If you can get past the legs that fill the foreground, this cover seems to show a gorilla... ...playing baseball... ...with a light-sabre!?"
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Dave Palmer replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"As originally just a guy in an ape suit, does Ape-Man of the Ani-Men count?"
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Dave Palmer replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"Richard, Thanks for the info about Super Gorillas vs. All-American Liberty Legion."
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Peter Wrexham replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"Steve W's "Planet of the Japes" cover from The Beano reminds me that I have two covers from other British comics to post."
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Steve W replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
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Richard Willis replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"The "Subterranean Beast" apparently was an ape who was trapped underground....and then wasn't."
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Richard Willis replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"I have gotta find this next one and read it."
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Dave Palmer replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"A smattering of ape covers. ”Marlin, look over there, a smattering of apes.” I have gotta find this next one and read it."
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