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I like that she has boots to protect her legs, Psylocke’s leg straps to protect her thighs, and plates to protect her shoulders and such, but yeah this isn’t 1993 where showing some belly-button is still a thing. Oh and is she crying blood? That’s just awesome. That’s her mask? Classy.
This is all really a cover for not being able to bring back Gaiman and Moore’s take on Marvelman right?
Ben Morse at The Cool Kids Table on “Should Have Beens: The Ray.” Ray Terrill is one of my favorite characters growing up, and the character that first introduced me to the work of Joe Quesada. Ben is totally right, the character was ahead of his time. Unfortunately.
Joe Quesada’s cover to AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #1. I don’t know, I should probably just rename my blog the Joe Quesada Art Blog, considering I feel like I post just about every piece of art of his that shows up on the Internet.
Photo of Joe Quesada from that great Sunday article in the New York Times. I love stories like these. Especially the bit about his daughter and what kind of Dad he tries to be for her. I’m embarrassed but I am getting older so the nesting thing is beginning to get stronger and stronger with each passing year.
Invincible Iron Man #500 Joe Quesada variant cover. I very rarely post covers because there are so many other blogs you can see that kind of thing, but, wow. This one I just couldn’t resist because if there is one thing I took away from this year that would be the fact that I’ve gone absolutely drunk with Joe Q work, devouring as much as I can.
I can’t really think of anyone I admire more in comics. Mark Waid is probably on a similar level. The raw creative talent Joe has in his writing about personal relationships and genre-defining artwork just blows me away. He’s easily my favorite artist in the industry especially with how realistic he makes characters look. I’ve been obsessing over the recent issues of “One Moment In Time” especially the pages Joe draws detailing the uncomfortable reactions of Peter and Mary Jane commiserating about the loss of their marriage. The facial reactions are so, well…true that the characters on the page are better actors than Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst could ever hope to be.
When I think about his contribution to comics I think about the risks Marvel takes in terms of artwork with their characters. I mean Paul Azaceta drawing Spider-Man is kind of an eyebrow-raising thought. David Aja, Adrian Alphona, Paolo Rivera, I look at all of those artists and think about how wonderful they are and also how unorthodox they are. They’re fresh and I can only construct their being brought in to mainstream superhero books because of Joe’s eye for talent. (Also, C.B.’s).
Most of all, what I admire about Joe is his passion for comics storytelling and how to go about doing it. Working at Marvel last semester was a dream come true for me and just being so close to a lot of the people that share his passion was a learning experience that I doubt I’ll ever be able to duplicate. Having that experience just reinvigorated what I want to do with my life and how I’d just love to be able to call him my boss.
Congrats to Joe, here’s to many more anniversaries.
I’ve been reading quite a bit of Joe’s work this semester, I’m currently reading his Daredevil run with Kevin Smith and Daredevil Father is coming up. I just love reading anything with Joe because his enthusiasm for comics is just contagious and it fires me up just to read him and go through his art because there is so much to digest.