Thursday, November 3, 2011

Making a Splash: Marvel Comics 40 Years Ago this Month

It's November, 1971, Groove-ophiles, and here are the stupendous splashes you encountered as you peeled back the covers of your fave all-new Marvels.

The Brothers Buscema. Gene Colan. Gil Kane. Barry Smith. Neal Adams. Mike Ploog. Herb Trimpe. Man, Groovy Age Marvellites had a lot to be thankful for, huh?


  1. what a lot of talent on display there! thanks for posting them!

  2. It truly was the Marvel Age of comics! Man I wish I could go back in time to 1970 & 71 especially. Imagine if you could & buy up all those amazing pages & covers!

    Every month we got more gold!Marvel's bullpen even with Kirby gone was still mind blowing!

  3. Wow, was I really only 12? Look at this stuff! No wonder I chose this as my profession!

  4. 1971 was a great comics year. I began seriously reading Marvel and DC. I had the Cap and FF issues. Don't know why I missed Spidey's issue; maybe I didn't like the content.

  5. Wow, John Buscema was a busy man that month!
    (this is my Golden Age of comics, I had just begun buying/reading Marvel just a year earlier. 10 years old and a bunch of 15¢ comics!

  6. Why would you do Barry Smith inked by Sal Buscema? Sal Buscema didn't need layouts.He'd probably take longer to ink someone else.

  7. Hey, thanks a lot for doing this one. I'm turning 40 in a couple of weeks, so this selection really hits home. I had already checked out the covers for this month on the Time Machine function at Mike's Amazing World of DC, so this is the cherry on top!

    -Chris K



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