Marvel Fanfare Monday was only supposed to last through September, but I simply cannot pass up the chance to share some more pinup gems with you from that short-lived series! As always, click on an image to see it larger! Terry Austin gives us a serious take on Cloak and Dagger (not that they were really ever happy go lucky) with this image from Marvel Fanfare #18. I like how he uses the white of Dagger’s outfit as a design element that contrasts with the darkness of Cloak’s hand. This is simplicity and elegance in one amazing portrait.
This Punisher pinup by Mike Zeck from Marvel Fanfare #45 spotlights Frank Castle posing in front of a wall of graffiti. Zeck is often remembered fondly for his work on Punisher as well as “Kraven’s Last Hunt,” and Secret Wars (he and Rick Leonardi designed the black Spider-Man suit). I loved his work on G.I. Joe as well!
Sandy Plunkett‘s rendition of Scarlet Witch is beyond fierce! Surrounded by animals in the wild, she is a force with whom to be reckoned! This image is from Marvel Fanfare #45, the all pinup issue!
Colossus is bursting through Russian words in this image by Rick Leonardi (also from Marvel Fanfare #45). There’s an amazing gallery of his art here. I especially love Leonardi’s work on The Uncanny X-Men, New Mutants and Cloak and Dagger!
Check back next Monday for more pinups from four different Marvel Fanfare artists!