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Author Topic: Archie writer and artists with superhero experience.  (Read 4342 times)

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Archie writer and artists with superhero experience.
« on: April 10, 2016, 07:46:44 pm »
Archie writers and artists who had superhero experience.

HarryLuceyFan

Is this a question?

invisifan

With the Archie/MLJ heroes (like Ditko, Simon, Kirby, Williamson, etc…) or did Archie like Gene Colan?

JonInIowaCity

Mark Waid
Tom Defalco
Paul Kupperberg
Chip Zdarsky
Erica Henderson

DeCarlo Rules

I was surprised to see (in an issue of Archie's Funhouse) a story illustrated by Kurt Schaffenberger. Schaffenberger was best known as the artist on various Silver Age and Bronze Age Superman related titles like LOIS LANE, and later drew both JIMMY OLSEN and SUPERGIRL when those three titles merged into the giant-sized SUPERMAN FAMILY comic book. He also drew the Captain Marvel Family in SHAZAM! in the late 1970s.

As soon as I looked at the first page, I was struck at the familiarity of the poses and immediately checked the credits. Of course...! Schaffenberger. He was so perfectly suited to drawing for Archie Comics, too -- I immediately wondered why I hadn't seen more Archie stories drawn by him. The story in question seemed to be from the very early 1970s, with all the characters wearing bell-bottoms and talking about "the new generation" and "peace & love" (the plot of this particular story being to get Moose to give up his violent ways as hearkening back to the "old generation's" way of thinking).

I'm guessing Schaffenberger was still getting plenty of work at DC at the time (so if they were treating him well, and it paid better, then why should he leave for a lower page rate at ACP?)  Still, there came a time 15 years later or so, when his work wasn't in such great demand at DC, so I wonder if he ever returned to ACP in the mid-1980s or later?  This was the case for people like Chic Stone and Gene Colan and Joe Staton, and a few others who escape my mind at the moment -- when newer, younger "hotter" artists displaced them on titles at Marvel and DC, they went to ACP and found work.

But as I mentioned, Kurt Shaffenberger's style needed only slight modification to fit in perfectly with the ACP house style. He could have been one of the GREAT Archie artists if he had done more work, since he was well known for his pretty girls (that's why he was the regular artist on LOIS LANE in the first place).

Another DC artist whose work I've never seen at ACP, but who strikes me as someone who'd have been a perfect fit at the company, is Ramona Fradon. She was known at DC primarily for her pencilling work on AQUAMAN, METAMORPHO, PLASTIC MAN, and SUPER FRIENDS, and as the artist on the long-running BRENDA STARR, REPORTER newspaper strip.

Al Milgrom

HarryLuceyFan

Neal Adams!

Gisele

I just recently did a Captain Canuck cover (can't show it yet.) I'm starting to dabble in it! hehe

Great Gazoo

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I just recently did a Captain Canuck cover (can't show it yet.) I'm starting to dabble in it! hehe
I am glad you seem like you have your share of work because you deserve it as a fantastic artist.

DeCarlo Rules

I just recently did a Captain Canuck cover (can't show it yet.) I'm starting to dabble in it! hehe


Cool; I remember the original Captain Canuck by George Freeman (is he still around?), and I got a copy of the first trade paperback collection of the rebooted Captain Canuck (haven't had a chance to get to it yet). Now I see where they're bringing the original Captain back in a separate series (due to numerous requests?)  Which series did you do a cover for?

Gisele

I am glad you seem like you have your share of work because you deserve it as a fantastic artist.


Thanks, The Bee! I hope I get to do more. :)


Cool; I remember the original Captain Canuck by George Freeman (is he still around?), and I got a copy of the first trade paperback collection of the rebooted Captain Canuck (haven't had a chance to get to it yet). Now I see where they're bringing the original Captain back in a separate series (due to numerous requests?)  Which series did you do a cover for?


It's for the All-New Classic Captain Canuck series. Cover I did was for issue #5. I assume it's a variant cover. They liked it, so I might be asked for more in the future. :)
I'm a cartoonist! http://www.giselelagace.com

Ronnie

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I have to ask this with no slight intended toward the artists - it's more directed to the idiots who like this crap..... :crazy2:

Are people that hung up on superhero comics? :idiot2:

Superhero comics are basically for basement-dwelling dweebs that don't have a life (here's a penny, go buy one, I want change back). For them a date is a nut that's something to eat and sex involves a sock and a supple right wrist along with the latest DC/Marvel comic for encouragement.

 


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