Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Rejected Cover Sketches: Thor 83


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Back in 2004 when I returned to Marvel, one of my first assignments was to do covers for Oeming and DiVito's six issue run on Thor. This sketch was for issue 83, which quite obviously featured a few guest stars - Captain America, Iron Man, and the Hulk, who are seen posing politely behind the star of the book, Thor himself. Sadly, It was later decided that Hulk wouldn't be appearing in this issue after all. The cover sketch wasn't technically rejected, I was just told I needed to remove Hulk, since he was previously engaged and would be unable to attend the festivities in Thor #83. Since this composition clearly wouldn't work without Hulk's massive frame in the background tying everything together, I scrapped it and started over. Here's the final version - colored by Laura Martin:


2 comments:

raphael said...

that unused cover is spectacular!

any chances for a hi-res picture to enjoy it better?

nico1138 said...

Raphael is right, it´s a grat cover.

in fact I Remove the Hulk with Photoshop, and the composition still work...