Friday, April 12, 2024

Enchantress Vs. Deadman

 

This was a tricky cover to create.  There was a lot of image removal and repair required before I could swap out one hourglass for another.  Here is a look behind the scenes:


Thursday, April 11, 2024

OMAC and The X-Men in: "Yesterday Begins Tomorrow!"

 


Scott Summers is correct, OMAC is indeed back - he first sought the help of the X-Men back in STF #3089.  It looks like it is time for them to finish the job that they started in that tale. All depicted by Jack "King" Kirby, naturally!

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Paladin and Nemesis

 

Neither of these guys ever really hit the big time as far as popularity in the comics goes, but I enjoyed their adventures.  They seem like the types that would cross one another's paths eventually, and it would be cool to see them interact.

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Spider-Man and The Ray

 

Spider-Man goes with just about anyone, and I like it when he meets other heroes close to his age.  I think he and Ray Terrill would get along for the most part - unless a situation like the one depicted above were to arise.

Monday, April 8, 2024

Planetary and Planet Terry

 

When I read this suggestion by Bill Delaney, for some reason it just made me chuckle.  While the two comics had similar sounding names, Planetary and Planet Terry were decidedly different from one another. I wasn't sure if they would go together but I had to give it a shot.  Thanks for the inspiration, Bill!

Sunday, April 7, 2024

I... Vampire and Werewolf By Night

 

I enjoyed the Disney+ Werewolf by Night special and was hoping that I would hear of another upcoming appearance by Jack Russell (and his buddy Man-Thing) in the MCU by now, but nothing has been announced.  With all of the trouble getting a new Blade movie up and running, I guess I am not too surprised.  Maybe a good way would be to bring all the Marvel supernatural heroes together for one big epic.  I wouldn't mind seeing the three of them team up with Brother Voodoo and Ghost Rider to deal with the possessed Doctor Strange.

Saturday, April 6, 2024

The Warriors Three Vs. The Demons Three

 

One of the first major missteps from Marvel for me took place in Thor: Ragnarok. While I liked the movie and loved Cate Blanchett as Hela, seeing them almost instantly slaughtered by her did not sit well with me.  They are great characters in the comics and they deserved better.  Bob Greenwade, regular commenter and Patron of this Blog, suggested that I pit them up against The Demons Three and I have to admit, that would make for a fun tale.  Thanks, Bob!

Friday, April 5, 2024

Psylocke and Katana

 

Psylocke entered the scene just as I was getting out of the X-Men comics, so I never really learned too much about her, other than the fact that her costume looked really uncomfortable to fight crime in. Still, she does seem to be pretty popular and I have received some requests to include her.  I am glad she can finally make her STF debut.

Thursday, April 4, 2024

Judge Dredd Vs. Howard the Duck

 

This cover required a bit of prep work before I could add Howard into the mix.  Here's a look at the behind the scenes progress:



Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Power Girl and Kitty Pryde

 


When Barak Blackburn, a Patron of this Blog, Suggested I pair Kitty Pryde and Power Girl together, along with their pets, the cat lover in me could not resist. My cat Ace is quite a handful all on his own, I can only imaging the mischief he would get into if he had super powers.  Thanks for the idea, Barak!

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Adam Strange and The Inhumans

 

I've been reading the amazing three-volume Alex Toth retrospective (Genius: Isolated, Genius Illustrated and Genius: Animated), and it is fascinating to see how he developed so many properties to be cartoon series on the small screen. Both Adam Strange and The Inhumans seem to me as though they would have been perfect candidates for this treatment.  I can only imagine how cool animated shows featuring them would have been with the design work of Toth to help bring them to life.

Monday, April 1, 2024

Zatanna and Brother Voodoo

 

Zatanna has has solo movies and appearances in team movies announced and cancelled a few times in the past decade.  Brother Voodoo was teased in the MCU, but we have yet to see him as well.  Let's hope the respective studios they belong to can finally find a way to bring these magical heroes to live action. 

Sunday, March 31, 2024

The Thing and Plastic Man (Vs. the Stranger!)

 

These two guys are about to hit the mainstream again.  Marvel's Fantastic Four movie has finally been cast and will start shooting soon.  It will probably be a while before we see what The Thing's rocky form looks like.  While no announcements have been made, James Gunn is a fan of Plastic Man and he's already brought in two other members of The Terrifics, so you know he's coming to the DCU.

Plastic Man last met The Thing along with the rest of the Fantastic Four in STF #2744, and they first crossed paths way back in a 2011 MS Paint MTIO cover...

Saturday, March 30, 2024

Legion of Super-Heroes and Daredevil

 

I remember loving the first Secret Wars mini-series, but it did have one glaring flaw.  If this was really supposed to be a team up of all of Marvel's big stars, I think that Daredevil should have been included.  Probably Power Man and Iron Fist as well, but definitely DD.  It was just as big an omission as when Hal Jordan was completely left out of Crisis on Infinite Earths. 

Friday, March 29, 2024

Kamandi Vs. Galactus

 

These two Kirby creations are may be wildly different, but it might be cool to see them in a story together.  Would Earth still be a filling snack for Galactus even after the great disaster?  And just what secret is waiting for Kamandi in the Cavern of Lost Souls?  The answers are just 60 cents away!

Thursday, March 28, 2024

The Rogues Vs. The Wrecking Crew

 

This would be an interesting free for all to watch play out.  The Rogues have the numbers and the gadgets, while the Crew has Asgardian magic to back them up.  Who wins?

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Spider-Man and Tintin

 

Spidey may not be open to switching photographers for obvious reasons - but there's no denying he could use some better marketing.  Tintin previously met Peter Parker when they were both members of The Newshounds in STF #1770...

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Thanos Vs. Sinestro

 

I think this would be a pretty decent battle, especially if Thanos had no Infinity Gauntlet to fall back on.  Who do you think would come out on top?

Monday, March 25, 2024

Swamp Thing, Kermit the Frog and Grogu

 

They are a trio of green good guys that are right at home in the swamps of Dagobah.  It might be fun to see how they would interact, and just what kind of mission calls for all of their special sets of skills.

Sunday, March 24, 2024

The Falcon and The Flash

 

When heroes not only teamed up, but also traded villains, it always made for an exciting story for me. That's a big reason that Acts of Vengeance was one of my favorite crossover tales from Marvel, so many cool possibilities came out of it! I like to use the same concept on my STF covers from time to time, so here's another example.

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