Friday, April 20, 2012

NOW THAT'S A SPLASH PAGE: The New Warriors' Turbo Takes Flight

Splash pages, you gotta love 'em. A blank canvas where the artist can hit you with a large dose of illustrated 'wow'. This week, a request splashie by David Holsey, for this shot of Turbo from the post Fabian Nicieza New Warriors, drawn by artist Patrick Zircher;

Fabian established a nice dynamic in the title with both Mickey and her brother Michael sharing the Turbo suit, and Michael's fears he wasn't as capable or as ready to be a super-hero as his more confident sister.

While Mickey eventually won out, Turbo went on to become one of the titles more popular heroes, even joining teammate Darkhawk in the New Warriors-ish Runaways spin-off The Loners as a team founder.

If there is a splashie you'd like to see on Now That's What I Call A Splash Page, why not email me your request to iadwmailbag at gmail dot com! In the meantime for more great s.p's, click here.


  1. i totally forgot about having sent this page to you. it looks great here on "our" blog Dan do i know how to pick em or what?
    on a side note some of you may be aware that the armor was previously worn by the late Brock Jones (The Torpedo)who was the unofficial side kick of ROM spaceknight back in the early 80s. unfortunately a Dire Wraith tongue spike to the back of his head put an end to his super hero career.

  2. A tongue through the head aye - gotta love comics!

    Thanks again for sending it through Dave - always space for the New Warriors on IADW!

  3. She looks seriously mad.

  4. Maybe she's tired of wearing blue. Or the fact random people keep telling her she could've been popular in the 90's without styling her mask off Wolverine with Ray Bans. I know that would do it for me!

  5. There was a while when everyone had those pointy face masks, wasn't there?

  6. Sure was Random (looks at his own in the 90's section of his wardrobe)