Sunday, 31 January 2016

Betsy Braddock by Mark Farbrother

I decided to pick up the pencils again today, and have a go at drawing Betsy Braddock, Captain Britain's sister, before the whole Psylocke body swap episode. I've used Uni-pens, white Signo ink, and a Sharpie.

Friday, 29 January 2016

Kylun Trading Card - X-Men: Series 2

The second trading card I managed to pick up in the 1993 X-Men: Series 2 was card #17 Kylun.

Meggan Trading Card - X-Men: Series 2

I managed to pick up another couple of the 1993 X-Men: Series 2 trading cards, firstly card #18 Meggan. You gotta love a bargain procured on eBay.

75% Off Revolutionary War on ComiXology

If You've not read Marvel's Revolutionary War, ComiXology have each issue on sale for just 69p for each issue, Alpha through to Omega. It's worth checking out, and has a whole host of Marvel UK heroes including Captain Britain, Deaths Head, Dark Angel, and so many more.

Rachel Summers Custom Statue

Here's another impressive custom statue by IID Designs, this time of Rachel Summers in her hound costume, as seen in Excalibur.

Rachel Summers Phoenix
'A Damaged Dark Phoenix statue found new life as Rachel Summers. Spike inlays line her arms and torso. Features a new hair sculpt and facial scarring details. She is finished with a deep metallic cherry red paint up.'

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Very Impressive Betsy Braddock Custom Statue

This custom statue of Betsy in her armoured costume definitely deserves an 'OMG!' This is a beautiful piece of sculpting, and painting. If money was no object I'd commission a Meggan, another Betsy, a Spitfire... hell I'd be broke with the amount of UK characters I'd want.

'The Bowen Black Widow statue is the base for this piece. Her head was swapped out and repositioned. The cowl and armor are sculpted directly onto the statue. The cloak is an original sculpt and is cold cast in marble. It features a magnetic peg and is removable.'

LEGO Marvel's Avengers - Captain Britain Gameplay and Unlock Location

In the new Lego Marvel Avengers game you can unlock a playable Captain Britain, check out this Youtube video posted yesterday. It's been rumoured that Union Jack, and Spitfire are also in this game.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Night Raven Cosplay

I found this Night Raven cosplay on a site called 'The Cobalt Club', a site dedicated to The Shadow. Nice!

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Baron Blood by Kevin West

Spotted this one on the Comic Art Fans site, a commission art card request of Baron Blood, drawn by Kevin West.

'This is one of the customer's personal sketch cards. It's not part of any Rittenhouse series. 2.5 x 3.5'

Monday, 25 January 2016

Captain Britain Bursting from the Pages...

The term 'Bursting from the pages' is often used, to dramatic affect, especially in comics, and it seems that our good Captain Britain has literally burst forth from a few comic covers himself. I noticed the following covers from various comics he's been in over the years.

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Cool Cover Art: Knights of Pendragon #6

The Knights of Pendragon issue #6 released December 1990. Cover art provided by Simon Bisley featuring the good Captain in his third uniform. This is just pure 'Wow!'. Bisley is known for his art on 2000AD strips such as ABC Warriors, Slaine, and Judge Dredd, plus much, much more. You should check out his 'Judgement on Gotham' graphic novel, which pits Batman against Judge Dredd, phenomenal art.

Monday, 18 January 2016

Saturday, 16 January 2016

Saturnyne by Alan Davis

I found this pencil sketch by Alan Davis of Saturnyne on the Comic Art Fans site. Nobody quite captures her grace like Alan does, beautiful.

Friday, 8 January 2016

Black Knight #3 Preview

Frank Tieri
Luca Pizzari, Kev Walker
Antonio Fabela
Julian Totino Tedesco, Tim Bradstreet
Marvel Comics
Jan 13th, 2016

• This is it -- the moment you've been waiting for! The Black Knight vs. the Avengers!

• Will Dane and his forces vanquish his old team mates?

• Or will this mark the end of Dane's adventures in Weirdworld?

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Spitfire by Scott Dalrymple

Here's a nice piece of art by Scott Dalrymple of Spitfire posted August 2015 on the Comic Art Fans site.

Monday, 4 January 2016

Avengers UK Story Book Annual

I first discovered the world of Marvel reading Marvel UK comics, which consisted mainly of reprints of the original American releases, Hulk Comic, Spider-Man etc. This eventually lead me to discover the joy of a specialist comic shop, such as 'Forever People' which used to sit on Park Street in Bristol, where I would buy all my comics, alas it is no more.

The American releases were great, and very exciting, but they felt different to the UK releases which would contain some gems written for the British Public only, such as Captain Britain, and Night Raven to name a few. One thing which the Brits were very good at was releasing annuals, or summer specials, which would contain short stories, which would sometimes contain reprints, and sometimes not.

This tradition alas like all good things came to an end, of sorts, but never fear the guys at 'Avengers UK' have reinstated this tradition and produced a fantastic Story Book Annual, released a few days before Christmas day.

This is a free online (Facebook) comic, created with love, to provide those that mourn the lack of British interaction in the current Marvel universe. The guys that create this, and there are many contributors do so in their own time, not for money, but because they want to, because they have a passion for all things Marvel UK.

Contained within, are comic strips, book-format stories, artwork, and even a crossword, plus much more featuring everyone's favourite Marvel UK heroes. Check it out, it'll be the best non-money you'll spend in a while.

Friday, 1 January 2016

Union Jack on the Variant Cover of Contest of Champions #4

Contest of Champions #4 is released 6th January 2016. The variant cover features our very own Union Jack fighting alongside The Falcon, Black Panther, and Torpedo, trying to possibly subdue Fing Fang Foom, not sure who the artist is. Quite a strange mix of characters to feature together, seeing as the content of the comic revolves around Elektra and Stick.

Al Ewing
Paco Medina, Juan Vlasco
David Curiel
VC - Joe Sabino
Victor Ibanez, Pasqual Ferry, Chris Sotomayor, [more...]
Marvel Comics
Jan 6th, 2016