Friday, November 12, 2010

NOW THAT'S A SPLASH PAGE: Fear Is For Lesser Men

Splash pages, you gotta' love 'em. A blank canvas where the artist can take the brakes off their pencils and hit the reader with a large doses of illustrated 'wow'. This week, the artist with one of the greatest eyes for 'camera angle' meets Marvel's greatest villain, giving birth to;

Looking majestic even as the world burns, not only does Andy Kubert bring Doctor Doom onstage in regal style, but by using debris as a compositional tool he enhances the fact that even we the readers are beneath Doom.

Andy is an artist who can find sweet compositions and angles in even the most basic scenarios - not that this is one of them.

Doom has just bust into Marvel's mid-90's bru-ha-ha Onslaught, saved Magneto and Rogue from a giant Sentinel, and proceeds to give the 'Master of Magnetism' a pep talk - until Doc realises that's not the Magneto he knew...

Find this splash page yourself in X-Men#56.


  1. Often when reading Doom stories, I always feel I wouldn't mind being one of his humble servants, for I must acknowledge greatness - but wonder if I'd be competent enough to not get killed on my first day. He is just such an awesome villain.

  2. Thanks for the comments Aaron!

    I reckon being a servant of Doom would carry a pretty hardcase job description 'Are you willing to be obliterated for ineptitude? (tick) Can you train yourself to count without refencing the accursed number or any number it appears in, on punishment of death? (tick)'.

    Still might be good for a few laughs, who knows.