Saturday, June 30, 2018

Gamora and Katma Tui


This cover features two characters whose deaths truly shocked me.  Katma Tui was a favorite of mine, so I really hated the way she was unceremoniously slaughtered in the pages of Action Comics Weekly by Star Sapphire.  It hurt all the more that it was illustrated by famed Green Lantern artist Gil Kane.  For some reason, she is one of the rare characters that has never been brought back.  I knew that Avengers: Infinity War would have a body count, but I have to admit, I did not see Gamora's death coming.  It looks like it just may stick, too, since it occurred before the Thanos SNAP at the end of the film.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hmmm! Who originally drew this version of Gamora? For a moment, I thought sure I was looking at Domino or Shriek. Maybe even Ace (from the post-Crisis Royal Flush Gang)!

Ross said...

I list the artists in the labels. Gamora is by Frank Cho.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 1, if you are in the mobile version, you will need to move to the full version to see the labels.

Ross, if you ever have some spare time between art works, would you consider showing labels on the mobile site? I don't really understand the technicalities, but there are some instructions out there, e.g. https://support.google.com/blogger/forum/AAAAY7oIW-wP6aHSZZ4M9Y/?hl=en or https://techubber.blogspot.com/2016/08/resolved-blogger-labels-tags-not-displayed-mobile-phone-tablets.html?m=1

Anonymous said...

I checked under "Frank Cho," first thing. "Brian Bollard," too. Didn't see any other Gamora reprints that I could use to compare and confirm. Hence, the need for finally asking!

Anonymous said...

@my namesake: I don't own a mobile phone. Too much risk of hacking.

Cary Comic said...

I'm afraid I have to agree with the first anonymous. Most of the Gamora reprints,here, seem to come from George Perez and/or Steve McNiven artwork. To which I must add: both of those gentlemen seem to do her more artistic justice than Messrs. Cho and Ballard.

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