Friday, September 17, 2010

NOW THAT'S A SPLASH PAGE: Superman vs The Amazing Spider-Man

Splash pages - you gotta love 'em. A place where the penciller can hit the reader full-throttle, with a large dose of illustrated 'wow'. This week, it's one of those dream fanboy images from 'The Battle of The Century' Superman vs The Amazing Spider-Man, by Ross Andru.

I would say excuse the fold, but when it's two of comics biggest figureheads meeting face-to-face on a giant DPS, some how I don't think you'll mind.

Just look at that clean line-work too - that's the stuff of great comics! 

Neal Adams provided a few finishing touches to the DC folk in this one-shot and my all-time favourite Spidey artist, John Romita handled touch-ups on the Marvel side of the fence, so it truly is an iconic pairing any way you look at it.

4 comments:

  1. i used to see this one shot advertised in comics i read all the time back in the 80's. never actually saw a copy or read it of course. the art work looks tight. by the way Dan i ran into your comment on Jason's 80's Marvel blog about Avengers Annual 10. i used to have that issue too. that was some of Mike Golden's best work. so dynamic you could practically feel the pain from whenever rogue clobbered an Avenger.

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  2. With DC reprinting Superman vs. Muhammad Ali in the treasury format later in the year, this book needs to be next!

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  3. man that's too funny cause i almost mentioned the Superman vs. Muhammad Ali book in my comment as far as stuff i used to see advertised but never read.

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  4. Thanks for the comments guys!

    @ David It took me ages to find it to - when I finally found a copy in the library of the city I was in at the time, I took it back to my workplace and scanned this spread to use as a wallpaper...

    I know what you are saying about seeing ads in comics for books and never getting the chance to read them though - especially being in this little corner of the globe!

    @ Rob Hopefully some person at DC is already already campaigning outside Jim Lee's door to make this happen. They could also do the Batman/Hulk on as a follow-up!

    For all the folks wanting a good look at both treasury comics or comics you saw but never held, checkout Rob's own TreasuryComics.com - warning: it's mega-addictive!

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