Thursday, July 18, 2024

Judge Dredd and Ambush Bug

 

I don't think Dredd would have much patience, if any at all, for the Bug's antics - and that of course would make this an entertaining tale to read.  Sharp-eyed visitors may have noticed that Ambush Bug also put his Who's Who in the DC Universe profile to use in STF 4015...

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Galactus Vs. The Seven Soldiers of Victory

 

Yeah, I don't know how this group is expected to be able to take on the World Devourer either.  It would be fun to watch them try, though!  Let's hope that one of them has an ace up their sleeve.

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Oracle and The Watcher

 


Hey, if you want to be sure that you have all of the most current intel to pull off a successful mission, it helps to have an inside man that knows it all.  I think that watching the behind the scenes machinations between these two against the backdrop of a crisis-style event could make for an interesting tale. 

Monday, July 15, 2024

Cloak and Dagger and The Creeper

 

They may all be street-level heroes, but that's about where the similarity ends.  It might be fun to see everyone thrown into an adventure together.  The Creeper has run afoul of The Kingpin a couple of times on this blog, I can see this tale spinning out of that rivalry.

Sunday, July 14, 2024

Captain America and Captain Kirk

 

Continued from yesterday's cover, we see just what Captain America has gotten into in his adventure with the crew of The Enterprise.  This issue would be enjoyable for me just to watch the interaction between the two captains.

Saturday, July 13, 2024

Captain America and Star Trek

 

The crew of the Enterprise have interacted with notable figures from history on multiple occasions.  Why not summon a living legend like Steve Rogers?  This would make for an interesting tale, I think.  Make sure you come back here tomorrow for the exciting conclusion!

Friday, July 12, 2024

Mister Miracle and The Silver Surfer

 

When I was a kid, The Silver Surfer's appearances were all based around him trying to escape Earth's atmosphere.  He eventually was able to do so, but perhaps he would have found his space-faring Freedom a lot sooner if he had called on the assistance of master escape artist Scott Free.

Thursday, July 11, 2024

Superboy Vs. Ultron

 

This is another cover which required a bit of background tweaking and rebuilding prior to adding in any new elements.  Here is a look at the behind the scenes process:



Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Wonder Woman Vs. The Super Skrull in: "Crossed... By Kl'rt!"

 

It would seem that there is some unfinished business following The Super Skrull's invasion of Paradise Island back in STF #4058.  This will be a recovery mission that calls for a rematch, I'd say.

Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Agents of the Abyss (The Animated Series!)

 


The Agents of the Abyss first appeared over a decade ago in STF #631, and I have been meaning to bring them back ever since.  What better way than as their own animated series? I'd happily tune into a show like this over a heaping bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios. 

Monday, July 8, 2024

Green Lantern and Nova in: "That's No Moon!"

 


Hal Jordan met the Richard Ryder Nova way back in STF #121, and I thought it was time that he met the Franke Raye version. I wonder how close the Shalla-Bal Silver Surfer from the upcoming Fantastic Four movie will be visually to this iteration of the Galcatus Herald.

Sunday, July 7, 2024

Hawkeye Vs. The Shadow Thief

 

I am always happy to use The Shadow Thief on a cover.  His villainous intangibility gimmick is beautiful in its simplicity, and always makes for an awesome visual.  It would be cool to see Clint Barton try to figure out a way to counter those abilities.

Saturday, July 6, 2024

Usagi Yojimbo and Black Panther

 

The title says it all - this is a tale that I think would make for a visual feast.  I can imagine lots of crowded battle scenes and action against a backdrop of scenic vistas and ancient villages.  Reading a comic like that would not be a bad way to spend a rainy afternoon 

Friday, July 5, 2024

Geo-Force and The Hulk

The Hulk has had worse offer over the years.  I say go for it.  But what interest would Prince Brion's homeland have with Bruce Banner?  There might be an interesting story to unravel here.

Thursday, July 4, 2024

Captain America and Steel

Happy Fourth of July to all of the American visitors to this blog!  I will be spending the holiday with some of my family and friends and my beautiful girlfriend by the water, and I hope that everyone else has similar plans to spend time with family and loved ones.

This is a cover that required some prep work involving background clean up, repair and extension.  Here's a look behind the scenes: 


 

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Darkseid Vs. The Inhumans

 

I was a little surprised that I had not pitted these Kirby creations against each other yet.  Let's remedy that right now - it would make for an epic storyline after all!

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Deathlok and The Atom

 

With multiple attempts to re-start the Terminator franchise being less than successful, maybe it's time for Deathlok to hit the big screen.  He's a time traveling heroic cyborg himself, so maybe he could scratch that cinematic itch for fans.

Monday, July 1, 2024

Bulletman and The Human Torch

 

When I was a kid I thought that Bulletman had a much higher profile than he actually did.  I mean, he had his own action figure after all!  Alas, I only got to see him in action in a few Shazam-related guest appearances over the years.  I still thought he was pretty cool, though, and always got a kick out it when he would indeed show up in a story.

Sunday, June 30, 2024

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Justice League of America and The Scarlet Witch

 

Scarlet Witch previously had a destructive meeting with The JLA along with The Vision as the main story back in STF #800...  Well, if she had a hand in destroying them there, it's only fitting that she find a way to bring them back here.  Let's hope they aren't too worse for the wear!

Saturday, June 29, 2024

Elektra and Black Canary in: "Amateur Hour!"

 

I think these two would work well together.  So much so, that I first featured this pairing way back in STF #47, an early MS Paint effort.  I felt it was high time that they met up again on the blog, especially when I could use the amazing artwork of Alan Davis to make it happen.

Friday, June 28, 2024

Blue Beetle & Booster Gold and Power Man & Iron Fist

 

These are two of my favorite buddy teams in all of comics, so it is long overdue that I have them meet up on the blog.  While one team is literally all about business, the other likes to have a little fun while they are crime fighting, which might make for a fun dynamic.

Thursday, June 27, 2024

The Spectre Vs. Red Skull

 

It would be a satisfying read to see The Spectre lay the smack down on The Red Skull.  Still, with the Cube in his possession, the Skull may not go down all that quickly.  I'd like to see how this conflict plays out.

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Black Lightning Vs. Venom

 

How do Symbiotes fare against electricity?  Has Venom ever had an encounter with Electro, and found out?  I think this would be an interesting battle to see go down.

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

The Joker and Mighty Mouse

 

Uh oh - A Jokerized Mighty Mouse could cause quite a bit of havoc in Gotham City!  I'm sure that's exactly what the Clown Prince of Crime is hoping for.

Monday, June 24, 2024

Captain Hero Vs. Condiment King

 

For some reason, I have had multiple requests for this one-shot joke villain from Batman: The Animated Series to appear.  Well - here you go! There was one hero that I instantly thought of for him to face off against.

Saturday, June 22, 2024

Thundra and Chaselon


 Everyone on this cover would probably be considered a C-Lister at best.  That would not have stopped me from wanting to pick up an issue like this.  Heck, it would have even been a selling point - I always enjoyed seeing lesser known characters get their moment in the spotlight.

Friday, June 21, 2024

Iron Man, The Question and The Terminator

 

Looks like I just popped images of Vic Sage and a Terminator in to create this new cover, right?  There was a bit of prep work required before I could do that.  Here is a look at the behind the scenes progress:



Wallace & Gromit and Spider-Man

 

I was very happy to see that Wallace & Gromit have a new movie coming out for Christmas this year - Vengeance Most Foul.  Even better, it will feature the return of their nemesis from The Wrong Trousers - Feathers McGraw.  I can't wait to watch it.

Thursday, June 20, 2024

Batman and Daredevil in: "Birds of a Feather...!"

 

Batman and Daredevil have some history on the blog - they shared Golden Age adventures together in STF #1584 as well as on an early B&B Cover... and their first meeting was in even earlier MS Paint B&B meeting..., they were ambushed by the Owls in STF #1114... and DD was caught in the Bat-Signal in STF #1846. Batman has even met the original Golden Age Daredevil in STF #2252.

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Justice League of America Vs. Apocalypse

 

That is a pretty formidable line up of Horsemen, even for Apocalypse.  Let's hope that the element of surprise is enough to help J'onn J'onzz turn the tide - at least until reinforcements arrive.

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Judge Dredd and Han Solo

 

There would definitely be plenty of friction between these two if they were forced to work together on a mission.  That alone would be enough to make for an interesting story to watch unfold.  Pity the Hutts or whoever that get in their way when they are fighting side by side, though!

Monday, June 17, 2024

The Creeper Vs. The Kingpin in: "Thank You, Sir, May I Have Another?"

 

Wilson Fisk is referring here to his first battle with Jack Ryder, back in STF #2368.  Let's hope that The Creeper can escape his grip long enough to get a chance to fight back!

Saturday, June 15, 2024

Aquaman and The Falcon

 

Uh Oh - It looks like the Death Dealer of the Dead Sea is back!  Let's hope that Sam Wilson has his hands on a weapon that can turn back the deadliest menace beneath the waves!

Superman Meets King Kong

 

I enjoyed making a photo cover featuring Superman meeting King Kong (along with The Phantom) back in STF #3306,STF #3306, but I always regretted not using the classic Kong from the original 1933 film.  This cover finally scratches that itch for me.  I added in a suitable opponent for our headlining characters to face off with.

Friday, June 14, 2024

Sleepwalker Vs. Batman's Villains

 

The villains in Batman's rogues gallery have made for some true nightmare scenarios and visually stunning dream sequences.  It might be fun to put a hero in there that could face off with them in the dreamworld.

Thursday, June 13, 2024

The Fantastic Four and Four Famous Co-Stars

 

It was fun coming up with a DC Comics analogue of the Fantastic Four.  What better issue to feature them in than in than STF #4444? This seems like the kind of tale that might have shown up in a FF Annual back in the 70's or 80's.

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Wildcat Vs. Sabretooth

 

It might be interesting to these two cat-themed brawlers go one on one.  Ted Grant has the fighting discipline and decades of experience, but will that be enough to overcome berserker rage and a healing factor? 

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Jimmy Olsen

 

I thought that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem was a fun movie. The gritty animation style worked well and reminded me of some of the earlier comics that featured the group of pizza-loving brothers.  I also liked how they were presented as younger, truly teenagers for once. The April O'Neill redesign really didn't work for me though, that seemed to be change for change sake.  Still, It's a fun, fast paced adventure that is well worth watching for fans of the characters.

Monday, June 10, 2024

Boba Fett and Wolverine

 

After being disappointed with the more recent Marvel and Star Wars offerings on Disney+, I wasn't holding out much hope for X-Men '97.  I was happy to find out that my apprehensions were unjustified and the series was a blast to watch.  It truly felt like a successor to the original series, with improved animation that still honored the original designs.  The stories are told at a breakneck pace, I was surprised how many comics storylines they covered in just this one season - but for me it all worked.  I'm looking forward to the show coming back.

Sunday, June 9, 2024

Scarlet Witch and The Teen Titans

 


This is another cover in which the primary image required some extension and repair before I could add in any new elements.  Here's a look at the behind the scenes progress:



Saturday, June 8, 2024

Sherlock Holmes Vs. The Riddler

 

Sherlock Holmes actually did show up in a couple of Batman stories, which was pretty cool.  An actor  playing Holmes had a run in with The Joker in a fun tale as well. Still, the match up I'd be interested to see would be Holmes versus Edward Nigma. Nobody is better at solving riddles than Holmes, and that would challenge the Batman foe like never before.

Friday, June 7, 2024

Doc Savage and Jonny Quest

 

This is another pairing that feels long overdue to me.  Two adventurers that regularly face off against pulp-inspired villains would be bound to cross paths at one point or another. It would certainly make for an exciting story, or episode of a cartoon.

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Tintin and Batman and the Outsiders

 

Batman has been called the World's Greatest Detective and Tintin can never pass up a good story, so it wouldn't surprise me to see the young reporter get involved with The Outsiders, especially when there's a mystery to solve.  Tintin previously met Batman in STF #752, and first encountered him way back on a B&B cover from 2010...

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Werewolf by Night Vs. Hawkman

 

This would be a savage battle, to be sure - but one that I would be thrilled to read, especially if a comic legend like Joe Kubert or Gil Kane was on the art chores.

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Mephisto enters The House of Mystery

 

There aren't too many guests that might make Cain nervous, but I think Mephisto could be one of them. It might be fun to read a story in which the spooky tables are turned.

Monday, June 3, 2024

The Thing and Donald Duck

 

These are two of my all time favorite characters. they are both loveable, funny guys who sometimes let their tempers get the best of them. I can only imagine the antics they would get up to if they shared an adventure together.

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