Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Wonder Woman and Valkyrie in: "Corruption of the Amazon!"


Valkyrie always seemed to me to be the closest equivalent to Wonder Woman in the Marvel Universe (aside from the obvious homage, Power Princess of course), so I thought that she should have a bigger presence.  Now that she's a popular character in the MCU (well a Valkyrie at least, I'm not sure if she's officially Brunnhilde or not), perhaps that will change.

Wonder Woman previously met Valkyrie in STF #1357...  

I was glad to use a WW image by the truly talented Jai Lee here.  I was lucky enough to pick up a Wolverine sketch by him several years back:

Monday, November 29, 2021

The Sentry and Captain Marvel


Thanks to Tom Brennan, a Patron of this Blog, for suggesting this match up! I had been meaning to use the Sentry again, and Captain Marvel is certainly more than a suitable adversary for him.

I am always glad to use artwork by the amazing Jerry Ordway.  I was lucky enough to pick up a couple of pages by him several years back (inks by Mark McKenna and Paul Ryan): 

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Static and Spider-Man


I haven't heard much about the Static movie since it was announced, but I am definitely looking forward to it.  Michael B. Jordan will be producing alongside Denys Cowan and Reginald Hudlin, so it has a lot of talent behind it already.  Hopefully we will hear about a director and casting soon.

Saturday, November 27, 2021

The X-Men and Kamandi


Continued from yesterday's cover, we see that Kamandi's visit has taken quite a dramatic turn.  Will we see this line-up of X-Men when they finally make their MCU debut?  I'm not sure that Marvel is interested in doing a First Class type movie, but I know I would love to see it.  We'll see what the status of mutants is after Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness is released, I guess. 

Friday, November 26, 2021

Kamandi and The X-Men

 Presenting Part One of a Two-Part Epic!  Kamandi was a character that I liked every time I saw him in guest appearances, but I only ever read a couple of issues of his own series.  Is it worth seeking out? Make sure you stop by again tomorrow for the thrilling conclusion! 

Thursday, November 25, 2021

The Thing and 4 Famous Co-Stars!


You know what I'm thankful for today?  All of the awesome visitors who make time to stop by and check out these covers.  I am especially thankful to those who leave comments and let me know what they think. 

I've had a few requests for a Thing-led poker night cover, and I finally got around to it here.  I had fun deciding who Ben Grimm might include.  He already had a poker buddy in Lando Calrissian from STF #1943, and back in my MTIO: The Lost Issues days he met Jonah Hex, Wildcat and Hellboy... I'd love to be a fly on the wall for this game.

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Hawkeye and The Huntress in: "Breakthrough!"


Presenting the ninth appearance of the Hawkeye/Huntress brother-sister act. If you have been following their adventures here, you'll know that they have been piecing together missing parts of their childhood, and it looks like their hard work is about to pay off. The Hawkeye Disney+ show starts today, I'm looking forward to checking it out.

Happy to use Brett Breeding artwork here.  He is responsible for my favorite piece of art that I ever commissioned:

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Batman and Captain Caveman


One of the cool things about seeing different artists' interpretations of Batman is how they each choose to depict the Bat-Cave.  It's still the coolest superhero HQ in my mind, and I'm sure its fun for each new illustrator to put their own spin on it.  I'm looking forward to whatever version we will be getting in next year's The Batman movie. 

Monday, November 22, 2021

X-Factor Vs. Solomon Grundy


I remember thinking the premise to X-Factor was a little odd.  The original X-Men disguised themselves as mutant hunters in order to secretly help mutants, it didn't make a lot of sense to me.  They didn't stick with that set up for too long, fortunately. 

Glad to use a Solomon Grundy image here by the very talented Scott Kolins here.  I was lucky enough to pick up a couple of original pages by him (Flash #200 inked by Doug Hazlewood and Thing: Freakshow inked by Andy Lanning): 

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Star Sapphire Vs. Doctor Spectrum (Part Two)


Continuing yesterday's battle, it looks like Carol Ferris has the upper hand.  I still hope to see the Squadron Supreme appear in the MCU some day.  I loved their arc on the animated Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes and it would be even cooler to see them in live action.  Thanks again to Blog Patron Ken Roskos for suggesting this match up. 

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Doctor Spectrum Vs. Star Sapphire (Part One)


Presenting Part One of a Two Part Epic!  Thank you to Ken Roskos, a Patron of this Blog, for suggesting this match-up.  It's too bad we never got to see Blake Lively transform into Star Sapphire in a Green Lantern sequel. Oh well, maybe the villainess will appear in the HBO Max GLC series. Come back tomorrow for the exciting conclusion!

Friday, November 19, 2021

The Penguin Vs. The Vulture


One of the things I am most interested to see in The Batman is Colin Farrel's performance as The Penguin.  He's unrecognizable under the make-up for the role and I've been intrigued with what he's been doing with the character in  the brief snippets we have been shown so far.  

I am always happy to use artwork by the amazing Norm Breyfogle, an artist gone way soo soon.  I was lucky enough to get a sketch by him back in the day:

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Martian Manhunter Vs. King Ghidorah


With the CW Supergirl series completed, and Zack Snyder's Justice League already released, have we seen the last of a live action Martian Manhunter for a while?  While it's been cool to see him on the screen, I still do not think that the character has been completely done justice yet, so I'd love to see him return in the DCEU at some point.  With the right actor I can see him being a fan favorite.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Krypto & Ace Vs. Kraven the Hunter


Even tough it's aimed at younger viewers, I am looking forward to DC League of Super-Pets.  I'm a sucker for comics, superheroes and animals, so there's a lot there to appeal to me.  I even have a cat named Ace! 

I am always happy to use the artwork of Curt Swan on this blog.  I was lucky enough to get an original page by him (and Inker Bob Oskner) many years back - I liked this piece because it shows so many of Superman's powers in action: 

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Booster Gold and Conan


Hey, if you're going to learn, learn from the best!  I can see Booster using his Time Bubble to pull a stunt like this.  Of course, knowing him, not everything will go exactly to plan.

I am always glad to use an image here by Dan Jurgens.  I was lucky enough to pick up an original page by him (and inker Rick Burchett) many years back: 

Monday, November 15, 2021

Jonny Quest and Swamp Thing in: ""That's no Yeti!"


Judging from the dialogue here, it's clear that this cover takes place slightly before the events of STF #3325, where Jonny and Swampy first appeared together on this blog.  That these tales appear out of order has nothing at all to do with me forgetting that I had already recently paired them.  That is a completely ridiculous suggestion and almost not even worth bringing up. I just like keeping visitors on their toes here at The Lost Issues. Yeah, that's the ticket!

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Plastic Man Vs. Spider-Man


Continued from yesterday's cover, we see the inevitable clash between our two heroes.  Let's hope that Aunt May can get them to stop fighting.  Long time visitors of this blog may remember that May and Woozy have a bit of history together, as suggested in Spidey and Plas' first meeting in STF #1856. 

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Plastic Man and J. Jonah Jameson

Presenting Part One of a Two-Part Tale! Jameson has been known to hire oddball characters to help him target the Wall-Crawler, so I can see this story happening.  A clash seems inevitable - but there's one person that might be able to stop things from getting too out of control (longtime STF visitors may have an idea as to who that is).  Make sure you come back tomorrow to see how it all shakes out!

Friday, November 12, 2021

Justice League of America Vs. The Invaders

Another Anniversary Issue has arrived, and this time I though I would go for an issue-long battle between two major teams that have yet to meet on this blog.  Who better to illustrate such an epic meeting that the King himself, Jack Kirby?  While putting this together I was fondly remembering back to Fantastic Four Annual #11 from 1976, in which Roy Thomas and John Buscema presented a meeting between the FF and the Invaders (with a Kirby cover to top it off), a great comic.

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Space Ghost Vs. Doctor Doom


I featured this match up as one of the back up tales in STF #3100, but I felt that it was strong enough to deserve an issue all by itself.  Actually, this scene looks to be taking place merely moments after the one depicted on that cover.  Consider this an expanded version of that classic tale!

Coming tomorrow: STF #3500!

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Nightwing and Cloak & Dagger


The second season of Stargirl started out a little slowly, but finished off strong.  I was especially impressed with how well realized Eclipso was, both visually and how he was utilized as a season-long menace.  It definitely seemed like the show's budget may have been trimmed from the first season to the second, but Eclipso's sequences were always done well.  The post credits scene featuring a popular Infinity Inc. character showing up was cool too, and suggests interesting possibilities for Season Three.

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Wonder Woman and Godzilla


Despite the missteps of Wonder Woman 1984, a third picture in the trilogy is still being planned.  Little has been mentioned about it other than that it will be set in the present day and possibly have WW face off against other superheroines (perhaps Supergirl and  Hawkgirl).  I've also read that there may be a bigger role for Lynda Carter in it, which I wouldn't mind.  Hopefully lessons were learned from the second outing and we'll have an action packed movie where WW doesn't sleep with anyone without their consent.

Monday, November 8, 2021

Teen Titans Vs. The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants


Continued from yesterday's cover, we see the battle The titans have been training for.  Looking at these line ups, it seems like a pretty even match up - I' not sure which way it would go.  What say you?

Back when I collected original art, it was a lot more affordable than it is now.  Still, I could never afford a Jack Kirby piece.  I did pick up this Dan Adkins-inked Kirby image, though.  I examined it closely to see if there were any pencil lines under the ink and I couldn't see any, and plus the price was way too low, so I am confident that Adkins didn't ink over a Kirby original page - but it still looks cool so I was happy to get it:

Sunday, November 7, 2021

Teen Titans and Professor X


Presenting Part One of a Two-Part Epic!  Make sure you come back tomorrow to see the exciting conclusion! You can probably guess where it's going.

Tom Mandrake inked over Sal Buscema's pencils on this Professor X Image.  He would later move on to full art chores where his signature style really got a chance to flourish.  I was lucky to pick up a sketch by him many years ago: 

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Aquaman Vs. Annihilus


Now that I think about it, Aquaman might fare better in space than a lot of heroes.  His body can withstand the intense cold and pressure of the deep oceans after all.  Still, he would have an uphill battle against Annihilus, who is quite at home on an outer space environment.  It would be an interesting battle.

I am happy to use an image of Annihilus here by John Buscema, a man who taught so many of us how to draw comics the Marvel way... Here's a Conan page by him I was lucky enough to pick up several years ago:

Friday, November 5, 2021

Master of Kung-Fu and The Phantom Stranger


I'll be checking out Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings when it hits Disney+ later this month.  I am looking forward to it after it had such a positive reception.  I waited for Black Widow and didn't feel like I missed much - other than the introduction of Yelena, it's pretty filler and skippable for a Marvel Movie.  The early reviews for Eternals do not fill me with confidence, and despite an Oscar I thought Nomadland was deadly dull, so I'll be waiting on that one too.  I think the next movie to actually get me to a theater will be Spider-Man: No Way Home - if the studio ever stops delaying it!

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Vixen and Hercules in: "Crisis of Infinite Hercs!"


Poor Hercules just can't get a break in his attempts to woo Vixen. These two were last seen up against a pair of Rocs in STF #3277... Before that, they were battling giant snakes in STF #3096, and Hercules first became attracted to Vixen in STF #3014...  Will she ever agree to accept his offer for a date?  You'll just have to wait for the next time they meet up to find that out!

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Nightcrawler, Wolverine and the Green Lantern Corps


Presenting the conclusion of our three-part epic!  Let's hope the combined forces of all of these heroes is enough to turn back an attack from The Empire.  Marvel Studios has mastered the cinematic universe and now they are about to dive headfirst into the multiverse... how long until they take the next step and have Marvel heroes cross over into other Disney-Owned properties like Star Wars?

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Green Lantern and Nightcrawler


This marks the 4000th cover that I have posted on this blog! I never though I would reach this point, but here we are!

 It is also Part Two of a Three Part Epic - We now see why Logan is seeking the Corps' help:  His teammate is in trouble on Hoth! Make sure that you stop by tomorrow to see how everything plays out in the exciting conclusion!

Monday, November 1, 2021

Wolverine and The Green Lantern Corps


Presenting part one of a three-part epic!  It looks like Logan and the GLC still aren't quite on the same page yet - after all, there's been tension between him and the space cops since way back in STF #209... Where will the story go from here?  Make sure you stop by tomorrow to find out!

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