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Marvel Behind The Scenes – Beyond The Behind*! Chemical Color Plate

(*–With apologies to Cooke & Moore!) Old comic office wags all know some of this but not all. My time in comics straddled the old ways and the new. I was ushered out of the place just before “digital” and “paperless” became the watchwords. Those words in turn were just before the word “bankrupt.” After […]

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Archeology of a What If–? Cover

Or A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To What If–? #26 One of the most happy things to do in the old Marvel Bullpen of 1981, was to stop by Marie’s area and say hello. It’s hard to introduce Marie Severin to the few who might not know her because all one can do […]

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Mark Gruenwald Remembered Part VIII

  Just an average day, grinding out comics… Legendary Inker/Penciler Jovial Jack Abel observing what a lumpy couch cushion Marvel bought! Mark applying makeup and rubber appliances to Jack Morelli as Prince Namor! Which fell on a Friday after “Summer Hours” ended (recall with us now, those thrilling days of yesteryear when the office shut […]

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Part VII– My Pal, My Friend, My Colleague Mark Gruenwald –As Seen In Random Pictures

                                                  Writer’s Writer Roger “Sterno” Stern, chowing down with Mark “Gruenie” Gruenwald. You say ‘simpler times’ I say, cake with chocolate frosting! A well-wishing fan brought in a Spider-Man decorated cake […]

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Iron Manual

Tony Stark, Iron Man, will never let us forget that a balance can, indeed, must be struck between technology and humanity. For a suit of armor, standing alone without a person inside, as formidable and beautiful as it may be, is a hollow, empty shell. So, too technology without the presence of humanity.

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Icarus Spaceship Story

The Guardians of the Galaxy 1994 Annual No. 4 is the only comic book that contains a work of mine that was printed in a severely compromised fashion. For the first time! Read the technical specifications and descriptions OMITTED from the 1994 Guardians of the Galaxy Annual No. 4

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Punisher Armory 1 Cover Art Story

The First Cover to the Punisher Armory Series The Punisher Armory. Put out by Marvel Comics. Hardly seems likely? No superheroes, no super powers. No stories, as we knew them; no panel-to-panel continuity. No page of small panels. Sort of a narrative that has only the character’s voice as the constant. Sometimes the technical guy […]

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Punisher Armory No. 2 Index

The Punisher’s own weapons in his own words. Published by Marvel Comics in June, 1991 these illustrations include the 870 Magnum, the Hammerli 280, Survival Gear, the SIG P-228 and more.

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Punisher Armory No. 1 Index

Published by Marvel Comics in The Punisher Armory No. 1, July, 1990

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Captain America Pages

 

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Captain America’s Jet Freedom’s Flight Story

Captain America writer, Mark Gruendwald found me in one of my frequent visits to the Marvel Comics office and handed me a pile of Captain America reference.  As usual, his few images told me everything I needed to know. Artist Kieron Dwyer had cooked up a design of Captain America’s new jet. He apparently had […]

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