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    Stan Lee in 1978, showing off Tom Palmer’s cover for Marvel Super Special #4 (featuring the Beatles). But wait…WHERE IS STAN LEE’S MUSTACHE?

    Stan Lee in 1978, showing off Tom Palmer’s cover for Marvel Super Special #4 (featuring the Beatles).

    But wait…WHERE IS STAN LEE’S MUSTACHE?

    — 11 months ago with 93 notes
    #Stan Lee  #Tom Palmer  #Marvel Super Special  #Beatles  #photos 

    X-Men #58. Art by Neal Adams and Tom Palmer.

    — 1 year ago with 284 notes
    #X-men  #Neal Adams  #Tom Palmer  #original art 

    Untold Stories: Marvel Sells Stash of Original Art (by John Romita, Gil Kane, and others) for $770, 1973

    “But think about the Marvel Warehouse of Original Art! Since there is some disagreement as to whom finished art truly belongs (the penciler merely pencils, the inker merely inks, the letterer letters), Marvel prudently settles the question by appropriating all.”
    Creem, April 1973

    Marvel began returning current pages to artists sometime in 1974, and eventually worked retroactively back a few months, to comics cover-dated from January 1974; among the earliest issues from which art was sent back were Avengers #119 and Amazing Spider-Man #128. 

    But a year earlier, Marvel sold the covers to these issues, cover-dated January 1973, to the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Seven covers, plus progressive proofs and color guides for each, for a total of $770.

    Back in 1986, Irene Vartanoff (who began managing artwork return in 1975) told The Comics Journal that Marvel would occasionally send artwork to exhibits. But as far as I know, this is the only evidence that exists of Marvel actually accepting money for pages of original art.

    It’s unclear if the gallery still possesses the pages; nothing comes up on their inventory database. But if Rich Buckler, Joe Sinnott, Barry Smith, John Romita, Sal Buscema, or Tom Palmer happens to read this, they may want to give them a call.

    UPDATE: It looks like the pages were displayed in 2006, as part of an exhibit called Funny Papers, and that—great news—the gallery then returned the works to the artists.

    — 1 year ago with 42 notes
    #original art  #Gil Kane  #rich buckler  #sal buscema  #joe sinnott  #John Romita  #Tom Palmer  #Barry Smith 
    From “Panther’s Quest, Part VI” in Marvel Comics Presents #18, May 1989. Art by Gene Colan and Tom Palmer. Words by Don McGregor.
"Panther’s Quest" has never been collected; the stories are scattered in eight-page installments that are no longer in print. But McGregor and Colan’s "Detectives, Inc." stories are collected here. 
Roughly 20 more copies need to be sold before Don McGregor’s royalties start kicking in. He and his family have had a number of health issues lately, so he could definitely use some extra income. Do you think we can make that happen before the holidays? If you reblog this, we can get the word out.

    From “Panther’s Quest, Part VI” in Marvel Comics Presents #18, May 1989. Art by Gene Colan and Tom Palmer. Words by Don McGregor.

    "Panther’s Quest" has never been collected; the stories are scattered in eight-page installments that are no longer in print. But McGregor and Colan’s "Detectives, Inc." stories are collected here.

    Roughly 20 more copies need to be sold before Don McGregor’s royalties start kicking in. He and his family have had a number of health issues lately, so he could definitely use some extra income. Do you think we can make that happen before the holidays? If you reblog this, we can get the word out.

    — 1 year ago with 85 notes
    #Panther's Quest  #Marvel Comics Presents  #Gene Colan  #Tom Palmer  #Don McGregor 
    "The grating voice becomes Mick Jagger’s!" The Sorcerer Supreme vs. Satan, from DOCTOR STRANGE #16, July 1976. Art by Gene Colan and Tom Palmer. Words by Steve Englehart.

    "The grating voice becomes Mick Jagger’s!" The Sorcerer Supreme vs. Satan, from DOCTOR STRANGE #16, July 1976. Art by Gene Colan and Tom Palmer. Words by Steve Englehart.

    — 1 year ago with 21 notes
    #Doctor Strange  #Gene Colan  #Mick Jagger  #Satan  #Steve Englehart  #Tom Palmer 
    STAR-LORD. Art by Gene Colan and Tom Palmer. Words by Doug Moench.
Drink it in!

    STAR-LORD.

    Art by Gene Colan and Tom Palmer. Words by Doug Moench.

    Drink it in!

    — 1 year ago with 62 notes
    #Gene Colan  #Tom Palmer  #Doug Moench