Monday, April 25, 2011

The Thing and The Blues Brothers



This was a cover concept I've had in mind ever since I started with Marvel Two-In-One. Whenever I would see The Thing in his classic trench coat and sunglasses get up, my mind would flash back to The Blues Brothers. Music films don't come much better than this - so many quotable lines and great performances. In this age of Glee and High School Musical, I really miss films like this!

5 comments:

Cathy and Dave said...

Dave sez,

Great cover! Where did you get the images of Jake and Elwood from?

I grew up on the south side of Chicago. So one of the images that is seared into my memory is a photo of Jake and Elwood in an elevator with then Mayor Jane Byrne and her daughter.

I love that movie for all of the real locations that they used around the city and suburbs. The real Dixie mall that they trashed, before it was bulldozed...

This is a great Yancy Street team-up!

Now, Blues Brothers 2000 has got to be the biggest, steaming pile ever...

Ross said...

I found the pic on a Google search - it may be form Mythos: Fantastic Four.

J.A. said...

This is amazing, I could totally see 70's Marvel doing this. I want that record too, I have great version of Hold On I'm Comin' with Ben Grim and Jake in my head.

Mattkind said...

This is Awesome It was cool when they Showed up in Astro City

Ross said...

Dave, I just now realized you were asking about the origin of the Blues Brothers pic, and not The Thing... I did a search for Blues Brothers Illustrations and it came up... The Thing is from Fantastic Four: Mythos.

Oh, by the way, the first track on the album is "Stone Love".

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