Thursday, September 4, 2008

Still Going: Paul Gulacy

When you think about the greatest comics of the Groovy Age, Master of Kung Fu is always high up on the list. When you think of the most awesome artists of those dazzlin' days, Paul Gulacy is near the top, as well. Gulacy made his name on MOKF with his cinematic storytelling, Steranko-esque figure work, and highly expressive characters. (By the way, that Rawhide Kid cover is Mr. G's most far-out masterpiece in Ol' Groove's opinion!)




After MOKF, Gulacy helped pioneer the direct market with collaborator Don McGregor on Eclipse Comics' Sabre graphic novel. Throughout the 80s, 90s, and still to this day, Mr. Gulacy is ranked as a top artist and is highly in demand. You'd be hard-pressed to find a publisher he hasn't turned out one masterpiece or another for!

Batman, Catwoman, James Bond, Star Wars, Predator, Terminator, Captain Action, the Punisher, and many other iconic characters have had Peerless Paul's pencils grace their covers, interiors or both. Check these out:





Still going strong, here's the cover to the first issue of Paul's latest project for Marvel Comics, True Believers. That particular mag, by the way, is written by another name fans of the Groovy Age should well remember, Cary Bates who had stellar runs on Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes, Superman, the Flash, and many more DC classics. Who knows, Cary might pop up in the next Still Going! You'll just have'ta wait and see! Catch ya on the flip-side!

4 comments:

  1. Wow! I'm going to have to pick that new series up. Bates is one of my favorite writers and Gulacy is a fantastic artist. Thanks for the heads up!

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  2. I love it when the greats of the Groovy Age strut their stuff. Guys like Gulacy have definitely "stil got it!"

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  3. like your good self, sir, i'm a big fan of Gulacy. one of my most prized possessions is my copy of Dragonflame, signed by both Paul Gulacy AND Don McGregor.

    at the risk of shamelessly plugging my own blog, might i point you in the direction of the following. . .

    http://grantbridgestreet.blogspot.com/search/label/paul%20gulacy

    i hope you enjoy.

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  4. Now I'm JEALOUS! Dragonflame signed by Gulacy AND McGregor--too sweet!

    Shamelessly plug away, my friend! I checked out your blog and it grooves! It's now on my Groovy Blog list! That'll teach ya to send me a link to somethin' cool!

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