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Big Barda and Her Female Furies, Issue 1, Cover

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Erik Larsen's picture
Posted by: Erik Larsen | April 27, 2011

Kirby in motion

The cool thing about this page is seeing Jack's process--rough shapes to begin with and details gradually filled in. Not sure why this was abandoned but it's a nice piece of work. Be cool to see somebody finish it at some point.

Krackles's picture
Posted by: Krackles | April 28, 2011

A true curiosity

… Since you don't find everyday Kirby pencils at this early stage.

Tom Kraft's picture
Posted by: Tom Kraft | April 28, 2011

Finishing the cover

I'm fortunate to own this piece. About 2 years ago at SDCC I asked Mike Royer if he was interested in completing the page (of course from recreated pencils and not the actual page). He mentioned the figures were to rough and would need a lot of pencil work – not simply inking. I'd love to commission someone to complete it!

I'd image the artist would need to reference other issues to fill in the details of the characters. Any ideas of a good artist to do this? It wouldn't need to be a direct line for line recreation IMO. Any interest in a commission Erik?

Erik Larsen's picture
Posted by: Erik Larsen | April 28, 2011

Ghaa! Maybe.

I dunno if I could pull that off. I tried it in Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Comic Magazine and it was, at best, pretty hit and miss.

Krackles's picture
Posted by: Krackles | April 28, 2011

Aping the King

Bruce Timm, Steve Rude or Keith Giffen ?

Krackles's picture
Posted by: Krackles | May 1, 2011

A failure…

… I actually enjoyed.
World Greatest Comic Magazine was a good ride even as it failed to recapture the exact excitment of the 60's.
Stan Lee, himself, didn't do better in rewriting the lost FF adventure.

You can't really return there, can you?

Thanks for the try and the fun! You chose the right guys to do the book.
I have hoped for decades for a chance to see Giffen or Timm on the regular FF comic.

Now, Darwyn Cooke seems a natural candidate too and why not Guy Davis (this guy is incredible) ?

Erik,
Any plan to work with Keith Giffen again? I miss the guy penciling days.

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Posted by: John S. (not verified) | April 28, 2011

Aping the King

Bruce Timm, Steve Rude or Darwyn Cooke would all get my vote as potential finishers for the Big Barda pencils, as would rising star Michael Cho and GODLAND's Tom Scioli -- who I also think would be absolute dynamite on ANY kind of Fourth World comic and even (or maybe I should say "especially") a DEVIL DINOSAUR book. Really!

Frank Fosco's picture
Posted by: Frank Fosco | April 28, 2011

A failure...

Hey, Krackles--I was one of the pencilers that worked on the Worlds Greatest Comic Magazine also. And to be inked by Bruce Timm and Mike Royer was a thrill for me--much less just being part of the project and being able to do some Fantastic Four...the one comic I always wanted to do more then any other. Hit and miss as it was, it was an honor to work on Stan and Jack's creation.

Krackles's picture
Posted by: Krackles | May 1, 2011

A dream comes true

Hello Frank,

Nice to meet somebody whose FF dream has been fulfilled.
If ever Erik and all of you felt compelled to get another shot at the WGCM, I'm in for the ride!

Ferran Delgado's picture
Posted by: Ferran Delgado | June 15, 2011

Steve Rude...

...is my humble proposal to finish the piece. I'm sure that he'd be available since nowadays he's focused on comissions.

Tom Kraft's picture
Posted by: Tom Kraft | June 15, 2011

Steve is another good possibility

Frank Fosco was kind to do a completed pencil version of this page. Mike Royer then used it as a bases for a recreation and inked it. I'll have the recreation on Thursday this week and will post it along with Frank's pencil version so stay tuned!

Ferran Delgado's picture
Posted by: Ferran Delgado | June 15, 2011

Sounds great!

Looking forward to see it finished!

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