Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Grooviest Covers of All Time: Joe Jusko's Marvels of the Groovy Age

Before he became a Savage Sword of Conan's cover czar in the 1980s and a trading card icon in the 1990s, Joe Jusko turned out a handful of pretty far-out covers for Marvel's line of magazine-sized comics. My mind was completely blown when I learned he was only in his late teens when he created these masterpieces. After overcoming a bout of really heavy jealousy, Teen Groove truly got off on Jusko's hyper-muscled, densely detailed, slick n shiny, yet realistic renderings. I think you'll dig 'em, too, Groove-ophiles!

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  1. Those are great covers. I met him at a convention last spring and got to look at a preview copy of the new Art Of Joe Jusko book and it is fantastic. It's available now and is a must have for any fan of his.

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  2. Aaah, Joe Jusko... somehow I always forget about him even though I love his work. I guess it's because he never had a signature work, unlike other meticulous artists like Brian Bolland (The Killing Joke) or Dave Stevens (Rocketeer). Nice post, hadn't seen these.

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