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Barry Windsor-Smith Week: Power Comics Pin-Ups!

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Around 1967 or 1968, a young Barry Windsor-Smith drew these pin-ups for Power Comics, an imprint of Odhams Press that reprinted Marvel comics.  Artists were not given any credit for their work.  One can clearly see how BWS is channeling Jack Kirby’s style in these drawings, a practice that was highly encouraged.  Above, the high flying Angel soars into action (Click on images to see them larger).
Power Comics Pin-Up of Cyclops by BWS

Cyclops practices his eye beams in the Danger Room.
Power Comics Pin-Up of Doctor Strange by BWS
A psychedelic Dr. Strange splits into four separate beings as Clea and the Ancient One look on.
Power Comics Pin-Up of The Magician by BWS
The Magician in this image looks a lot like the Ringmaster from the Circus of Crime.  If he is indeed a different character, I could find no references of him to explain otherwise.
Power Comics Pin-Up of Baldur the Brave by JMS
Baldur the Brave rides his horse, brandishing his horse with battle ready zeal!
Power Comics Pin-Up of The Mimic by BWS
The Mimic possesses all of the powers of the original X-Men:  Angel, Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Iceman & Beast!

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1 Comment

  1. That style is crazy! It looks like Kirby inked by Simonson to me.

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