Friday, January 11, 2013

ICYMI Art: The Human Fly Now!

I frequent the Comic Book Resources site for news and reviews, but am admittedly less interested in reading the various columns and such.  There is one called "The Line is Drawn", with which I was not particularly familiar.  Here is the description of the concept.
So every week, I ask a question here. You reply to it on our Twitter page (just write @csbg with your reply) and our blog sketch artists will each pick one of your suggestions and I will post them here every week.
I may need to work my way through the archives 'cause this is potentially a pretty cool, fan-engaging idea.  Such was the case recently, at least.  The January 10th edition displayed the art resulting from the suggestions to the previous week's question, which was...
As the new year begins, I think of fresh starts, like perhaps a brand-new #1! So suggest lesser-known Marvel characters that you’d like to see be given the Marvel Now treatment and our artists will work up a cover of their first issue.
Among the mythical covers was this fun Human Fly drawing by Brendan Tobin.

That was good enough in and of itself, but in looking for a shot of the Human Fly against which to compare the updated uniform above, I came across the painting below.

At the moment, I don't know who to credit for the image above but if someone is aware of its source, by all means point me to it.  Edit: I was tipped off by Ed Torres on Twitter that the above is the work of Jun Bob Kim. Thanks to both of you.

Here is the full CBR page in question so you can view the other suggestions that received art treatment.  For the record, I'd be all over that Squadron Supreme book too.

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