Friday, May 28, 2010

Batman and Mary Marvel



A pretty simple one this time out, but I love both of the images so much that I didn't want to mess with this cover too much. I believe they are both originally from covers to Amazing Heroes, one of the earlier comic-themed magazines.

Mary Marvel, along with the rest of the Marvel Family has seen better days. For some reason DC seems intent on corrupting her and frankly that is a plot element that I am quite tired of. Currently, Shazam has taken away Mary and Billy's powers and the characters are getting a bit of a rest. When they do return, I hope it will be in their more traditional appearances and personalities.

Mary in this cover was illustrated by the late, great Don Newton - a stellar artist taken far too young. I loved his work on the Shazam characters in World's Finest. He was also known for his rendition of Batman. Here's a nice moody page of his featuring the Caped Crusader:

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2 comments:

Shazamaholic said...

Nice one. I really wish there would have been some Batman-Marvel Family team ups in B&B.

Ross said...

Agreed - Batman and Captain Marvel was the main team up that never appeared that I with I could have seen - especially after seeing Aparo's rendition of him on the back covers of World's Finest.

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