Monday, March 26, 2012
The Phantom Stranger was the perfect character for Jim Aparo to illustrate. Aparo's mastery of mood and shadow really got a chance to shine when depicting the mysterious Stranger, forever cast in dim light. The Watcher has had a few different looks over the years, from a chubby guy in a fancy toga to a more alien looking design with huge gaping white eyes. I decided to make Uatu a little more proactive on this cover because it seems that most times he shows up, he winds up breaking his vow of silence anyway!