Saturday, 25 March 2017

PART TWO OF FURY COVER GALLERY...


Images copyright MARVEL COMICS

There's no messing about on this blog - here's part two of
our FURY cover gallery, so that you can all gape at CARLOS
EZQUERRA's action-packed artwork.  Little did I realise when
I was buying these comics back in 1977 that just 8 years later I'd
be lettering his STRONTIUM DOG strip in 2000 A.D., which
was only a few weeks old when Fury first went on sale.  It's a
small world, eh?  Right, let's go!













12 comments:

paul Mcscotty said...

I bought the first 2 issues of Fury and issue 14 (as I liked the cover) but I have to say it was a really poor comic (the excellent Carlos Ezquerra covers aside) and for me the worst of all the UK Marvel titles. Saying that I was never a big fan of war comics, but Fury wasn't a patch on UK war comics, now a weekly war comic like Battle is how it should be done. I was surprised to read that Dave Gibbons drew the first issues cover (not his best work)

Kid said...

I wasn't much of a fan of either Fury or Battle, PM, as, like you, I wasn't really into war comics. When Battle started using typeset lettering (as all IPC comics did for a while due to a dispute with letterers apparently), I thought it looked terrible. DCT could do it with a certain degree of skill, but IPC made a dog's dinner of it. I suspect Gibbon's cover was a bit of a rush job, or perhaps was altered in some way before printing.

John Pitt said...

I was more of a fan of collecting some of the war comics, because I liked the look of the artwork on the covers, rather than collecting them to read! ( I used to buy SO many comics that it was impossible to read them all! )
I would have picked up odd copies of Fury, but it wasn't until the 80's that I really started collecting in fervour. I started on Battle, because it was a war version of 2000 AD and Warlord, because I got in from the start with that free gift on #1. Sometimes I would also buy the odd Victor, if I liked the cover.
But, then again, not that many people are as addictive a collector as I used to be!

Kid said...

I was, JP. I used to buy Little Star - as a teenager. (Okay, maybe only the free gift issues.) When I was working, I used to buy two of all the Masterworks volumes and similar books. I still get stuff today that I've got in other collections and don't really need, but I just can't help myself. Incidentally, I see that some of the blogs you regularly drop in on and have in your blog list haven't reciprocated with your blog. Good of them to support you, eh?

John Pitt said...

To be honest, Kid, I only told you about it and I'm not all that bothered about spreading the word to sites that might be precious about their images or have a thing about piracy, etc.
I am of the opinion, if you don't want your images shared across the internet, then don't upload them on to it and keep them to yourself. If you know what I mean.

Kid said...

I know what you mean indeed, JP. The way I view it, the internet is just one big lucky bag that everyone can dip into. As long as nobody else is making any money from scans of my own artwork (cue some wag to say "How could they? YOU never did!" - which isn't quite true), then I'm not really bothered about people using my scans - uncredited or otherwise.

John Pitt said...

Exactly, piracy would be printing and selling images for profit. Sharing for free isn't piracy.

Kid said...

It's maybe not quite as simple as that, JP (then again, maybe it is), but I know what you mean.

B Smith said...

Did Dez Skinn have anything to do with those? It's just that some make great use of that all-caps, condensed san serif font that tended to be used on the cover of Warrior, among others.

Kid said...

I'd have to check to be sure, BS, but I don't think Dez Skinn joined Marvel until around 1979, so (if I'm right) the answer would be no.

John Pitt said...

You're right, Kid, the answer IS no, they were during Tennant's reign, but it's easy to see why BS might have thought this, as they were on the same kind of paper as Dez's early weeklies. For exactly the same reason - to make it look similar to traditional DC Thomson UK comics!

Kid said...

There you are, BS - JP has saved me from having to check. How's that for service?

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