Monday, December 15, 2008

Captain America #48 Cover

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Yes, it's that time again: when Marvel leaks out some previews of upcoming books, in this case for March 2009, featuring Captain America #48. Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

Written by ED BRUBAKER
Pencils & Cover by STEVE EPTING
The New Captain America faces the crimes of his past as the Winter Soldier as the Sub-Mariner and the Black Widow struggle to stop a new foe from unleashing a deadly attack on the world! By the best-selling Eisner, Harvey and Eagle award-winning team of Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting.
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99

This cover presented a new challenge in that I haven't ever really tried to paint fire before (at least not this close up). All in all, I don't think it's quite as successful as another recent painting challenge I had with splashing water, but it's always fun to try something new. Anyway, the focus of the image is the Invaders, and that's always a good thing.


Jay Boaz said...

I think the fire looks just fine Steve. It's a great image, and I have to admit I hope that means we're going to see Jim Hammond or Toro in this issue. I'm also happy to see this issue is still $2.99, as I'm seeing more and more books solicited at $3.99.

Alan said...

I agree the rendering works fine. The comp and colour design also work a treat

Unknown said...

Steve, your work, as always is some of the best in the industry.

I have to agree the comment that the fire seems fine. I think it works well.

I must also echo the sentiments in that I hope to see some of the Invaders in the issue as well!

Steve Epting said...

Thanks guys. I didn't mean to sound so negative about the fire. I'm happy with the way it turned out, I just like the water better.:)

Anthony Schiavino said...

I think once the logos are possible cover copy are put in there it'll look alot different. Your mind may change on it. I just can't wait for you to get back onto interiors this month (?).