Doctor Strange as drawn by Legion of Super-Heroes artist Yildiray Cinar! This version of the good doctor is a grand gesturing guignol! By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth, I love it!
Month: December 2010 (Page 2 of 4)
Today we celebrate the artwork of Yildiray Cinar, an artist from Istanbul, Turkey. Although Cinar works for DC Comics (currently penciling The Legion of Super-Heroes), today we look at the art of many (and I mean many) Marvel characters he drew for Rittenhouse Archives. Usually, Storm Sunday focuses solely on our weather maven (and she’s in here, I promise), but she’s going to share the spotlight with her Marvel Universe compatriots. I will list the names of the characters for the uninitiated, but comments will be sparse as we let the art speak for itself! If you have a favorite, let me know in the comments. Let’s go!
An Emma Frost Salon
by Ken Kneisel
Welcome to White Queen Wednesday, gentle reader. Forget the affair, the drugs, the drinking and the villainous history. Easily the most controversial element of Emma Frost’s character is her signature scandalously skimpy sartorial style. Emma’s penchant for revealing costumes is well documented, ever since she first strode onto the scene sporting little more than lingerie and a cape.
I have the pleasure of owning an original sketch of our weather Goddess in her punk rock glory by the amazing Colleen Doran, but I was drooling with envy when I saw this sketch of Storm in her more traditional 90s era aspect. This version of Storm is regal, refined and reserved. At first she seems stoic, like she’s carved out of marble, but that slightly arched eyebrow gives us just enough information to know that there’s emotions roiling below the surface of this placid beauty! And that gem is gorgeously rendered! I recommend you check out Colleen’s website and read pages from her epic A Distant Soil. Last year, I posted Colleen’s awesome pinups from Marvel Fanfare and I wrote a bit about meeting her in 2008. We’ll be taking a look at more of her work in the near future.
I recently blogged about Storm’s playability in Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, but I couldn’t find a full version of her complete image for the game. So, here it is! Enjoy!
Dinosaurs and X-Men definitely have a history. I have lost track of how many times our mutant heroes have traveled to the Savage Land and battled our ancient ancestors. However, dinosaurs plus the X-Men? Suddenly I am swamped with visions of the dinosaur version of Rachel Grey/Summers–known as R’chel–and I want to wash my brain. That character was certainly…ahem…memorable. Luckily for us, the artist known as Legitimus Maximus understands that mutant dinosaurs should be dinosaurs first and mutants second. His growing collection of superheroes as dinosaurs is humorous and celebratory. I think you’ll want to check them out.
An Emma Frost Salon
by Ken Kneisel
Greetings, gentle reader. This week I present you with several illustrations of Emma Frost by Jae Lee. I like the dreamlike quality of this cover for the upcoming Wolverine #6, the start of a storyline titled Wolverine vs. The X-Men. It certainly looks like the X-Men’s current ruling council (which consists of Emma Frost, Cyclops, Namor and Magneto) have it in for Wolverine judging by this image.
There is a delicately ethereal and uncharacteristically girlish quality to Jae Lee’s depiction of Emma Frost. She looks less like the malevolent evil queen and more like a ruddy-cheeked fairy princess, an unusual yet interesting interpretation.