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Mar 19 17 2:12 AM
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Mar 19 17 7:10 AM
Oh man. My heart hurts so much, I can barely type.
Berni was the first artist my 10 year old eyes fell in love with and it started with the panel below from Swamp Thing #3. It wasn't a fancy splash page or an overblown two page spread, merely a simple panel of ST furiously wrecking a work table in frustration. I remember being so fascinated by the detail in this panel (especially ST's fist in the foreground hovering over that book and the shards of glass in the air and that intact beaker heading towards the reader! ). I recall the many times returning to stare at that panel, admiring the details, the shadows (Berni's glorious shadows!) and the illusion of depth. I remember thinking very clearly: "This looks like a photograph", and with that one panel, a lifelong fan was born. I was heartbroken when Jim Aparo and Nick Cardy both passed, but Berni, oh man, it's just brutal.
To my regret, I never met Berni, I only knew him through his work, but I've repeatedly read only great things about the generous and warm man he was, and that love of humanity is evident in his art. We've lost a giant. RIP sir. May your work continue to inspire and intrigue for years to come.
So Say We All!
Mar 19 17 9:52 AM
Irony and subtly are the first casualties
in the eternal battle of wits between people divided by a common language. So read between the lines or you'll fall through the cracks...
....Quoting other people is no substitute for thinking for yourself...
Mar 19 17 11:06 AM
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Mar 19 17 1:37 PM
A few years ago, when horror-comics writer Steve Niles' greyhound Sonny was ill with lymphoma, he asked his artist friends to contribute pieces of artwork that could be auctioned as a way of raising money for Sonny's chemotherapy.
This is the picture that Bernie Wrightson created. I think it says everything about the kind of man he was.
Mar 19 17 1:58 PM
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Mar 19 17 4:32 PM
What are the odds that the Bronze Age Swamp Thing Omnibus will include Bernie's wraparound covers to the late-70's mags that reprinted ST #1-4 ?
If it was Marvel, you know the covers would be in there, but DC's track record for this kind of thing is not good...
Mar 19 17 5:33 PM
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Mar 19 17 6:22 PM
What are the odds that the Bronze Age Swamp Thing Omnibus will include Bernie's wraparound covers to the late-70's mags that reprinted ST #1-4 ?If it was Marvel, you know the covers would be in there, but DC's track record for this kind of thing is not good...
Alan The Insane!!!
Sub-Mariner 26, the Greatest Comic Ever SOLD!!!
Looking forward to a Strange World Omnibus sometime in the future!!!
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03/25/17 12:28 AM
Batman wrote:My bad, didn't see that; but also thought this thread was fitting.My introduction to Wrightson was the Batman/Aliens series he did, then I bounced to Batman: The Cult. Took me a while to read his Swamp Thing but man he is a top-tier horror artist.
03/25/17 10:51 AM
AussieStu wrote:... I never noticed before but the main characters on the two DC Presents are almost mirrors of each other while the hero and villain swap positions.
spectacular shocker wrote:Elements of this story reminded me of The Dark Knight Returns (released only a couple of years before), i.e. Gotham being taken over by a gang of criminals; Batman's tank-like Batmobile, etc.
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