Saturday, August 8, 2009

Marvelmania Poster!


Here's a nice shot of the Captain America Marvelmania poster, which was sold in a set. The art looks Kirbyesque, but I've got a feeling someone did some extra rendering on it -- perhaps even painted from Jack's pencils?


  1. no question that there was a kirby base from the pose, but the rendering is totally no kirby. Also, while its hard to tell from the pic, the face has been worked on, probably by one of romita's raiders. I wouldn't put it past them using an inker who liked to use all those little ink lines like Syd Shores or Bill Everett, although its too far away to get any further identification.

    Betcha that Jack didn't get paid for that one.

  2. I remember reading that these posters were one of the things that hacked Jack off at Marvel... apparently he did original drawings for nearly all of these, and then someone else redrew them all (or perhaps several someone else's), and he didn't see a dime from it.

    Actually, I believe he was pretty upset about all the Marvelmania money generated from his artwork that he wasn't paid for.

  3. This is altered by Marie Severin, who redid all the Marvelmainia posters from 1967.

    Nick Caputo

  4. Thanks, Nick... of course, as soon as I saw your comment, I recognized it as being the truth (man, I really have got to remember this stuff when I'm writing the posts!).