Friday, June 17, 2011

NOW THAT'S A SPLASH PAGE: Avengers Assemble! - John Cassaday

Splash pages, you gotta love 'em. A blank canvas where the artist can hit you with a large dose of illustrated 'wow'. For this week's splashie, I thought after the release of The Avengers movie promotional image, I'd pay homage to their infamous splash page generating war cry; 'Avengers Assemble!' And if you're going to pay tribute to anything, you can rarely go past the work of artist John Cassaday to do it;

Running with a shield upside down must be pretty awkward, but having posed for camera's since the war, I'm sure Cap's up too it. Does Giant Man steal the show here for anybody else or just me?

Resisting the urge to launch into a 'The Avengers movie needs Pym' speech, this massive marvel was ironically enough part of Marvel's Fallen Son series of tributes, in the wake of the 'death' of the original Captain America.

So how about that? A tribute to a tribute, using an image taken from a tribute! That's got to be like a triple word score or something... starting the day on a high. Nice.

7 comments:

  1. I love a good Avengers group shot, and this one is brilliant. Of course, in my never to be humble opinion, Thor is the only one that can touch Cap in terms of heroic appeal. He's always just standing there, looking all god-like and stuff. Even when he's serene he looks like he could kiss your you-know-what...but back to Cap. No one shouts the rallying cry for the world's greatest hodge-podge of superheroes like he does. And the Avengers never feel like the Avengers unless he's leading the charge.

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  2. Oh...I meant kick your you-know-what...not kiss. Sorry. >.<

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  3. Sure you did Random - you don't have to explain we're all friends here ;D

    I'd like to see a great shot like this of the Avengers West. I know I harp on about the latter run of that book - but from John Bryne up it really was comic book gold.

    Maybe I should just draw it myself.. There's an idea.

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  4. That was so funny Random :D !!

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  5. I swear! I meant Kick! I did! Darn subconscious typing. And yeah, Dan, they definitely need to do an Avengers West...or you do. Someone does. Those guys don't get no respect.

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  6. Done Random - I will do it! And I'll do it step by step on IADW so everyone can see how far along I am (or by how much I'm procrastinating)!

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  7. Yay! You are the best ever Dan!

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