Sunday, 10 January 2016

MARVELMAN - NOW IT CAN BE TOLD...


Characters copyright MARVEL COMICS

As we all know, MARVEL COMICS own the rights to MARVEL-
MAN (sometimes known as MIRACLEMAN).   Several years back,
when Marvel were considering acquiring the copyright and negotiations
were underway, I was asked to letter some sample pages to be presented
to Marvel as part of the process.  I had to sign a confidentiality clause,
in effect until the matter was decided one way or the other.  Well, we
all know the result, so here at last are those particular pages for
your palpitating perusal.

Bear in mind that the writer/artist (who prefers to remain anony-
mous) was under no restrictions as to what he could do, and that, con-
sequently, these pages do not represent any plans or ideas that Marvel
had or may have for the character.  A Marvel bigwig described them
to me in a telephone conversation as 'model comic art', and was ex-
tremely complimentary about my humble contribution as well.

So go on then - feast your eyes, then leave a comment!






14 comments:

DeadSpiderEye said...

Nick Fury as slap head,interesting and eerily prescient.

Kid said...

I think the Ultimate Nick Fury already existed at this time, DSE. If Marvel ever does anything new with Marvelman, it won't necessarily be set in the Ultimate universe. Could well be in the 'classic' universe - or a completely alternate one.

Gerry said...

Wow ! Who was the artist ?

Kid said...

The artist was anonymous - and wants to stay that way.

Gerry said...

I understand. thanks for sharing great to see another piece of the Marvelman legend

Kid said...

And thanks for enjoying the pages and taking the time to comment.

Gerry said...

visit your blog daily. wonderful stuff :)

Kid said...

Good man. Your Blue Peter badge is in the post.

Colin Jones said...

"If Marvel ever does anything new with Marvelman it won't necessarily be set in the Ultimate universe. Could well be in the 'classic' universe..." - do keep up, kid - there is now only one Marvel universe after the Ultimate and classic universes were joined together back in the summer. Marvel is now officially known as "The All-New, All-Different Marvel".

Kid said...

Ah, but for how long, CJ? And note that I also said - "or a completely alternate one", thereby covering all the bases. If they ever decide to resurrect the 'classic' universe (and can we be sure they won't?), who knows what might happen? Remember, even when Supergirl was killed off in the DC Crisis and wiped from continuity, she made at least one appearance in the new reality. So anything can happen - it's comics after all. (Do keep up.)

DeadSpiderEye said...

Does ultimate Nick have the uncle Nick beard too?

Kid said...

Dunno, DSE, I've never read any of the Ultimate mags.

Padraig O Mealoid said...

Back in 2013, I speculated that the artist was (name redacted), brother of (name redacted) of (name redacted), who brought the MM property to Marvel. Would you like to comment on that, at all?

Kid said...

Yes, I'll comment. The artist has expressed a desire to remain anonymous and I think you should respect that, as I have done. I have omitted the names (and link) from your comment, as I do not wish to unwittingly subject anyone to what they may consider intrusive and unwelcome speculation, and thereby facilitate a process of elimination. If you don't know who it ISN'T, then you can't ever say with certainty who it actually IS.

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