Now It Can Be Told!

Some may recall there was a mysterious “teaser” post I put up back before Christmas. I’d been asked to hold off on putting the full artwork for it on my site…until now. So here it is, finally: a copy of Amazing Fawcett Fantasy #15.

Never seen one before? That’s because it doesn’t exist. It was done as the cover for FCA #159, which will be appearing in the upcoming landmark 100th issue of Alter Ego. You can see it in context with the FCA logo and everything else over in my Galleries.

You’re probably saying, “Wait, you goofed up! That doesn’t look anything like Spider-man!” Ah, but it seems that before the Spider-man we’re all familiar with came to be, there were several villain “spider men” characters who cropped up in various Fawcett strips. Including the fellow on this cover here, who went up against Captain Marvel.

This assignment was several levels of fun: getting to do my best C.C. Beck impression, trying to figure out just what a Fawcett comic might have looked like had they still been publishing into the early 60’s, and working out how to use Photoshop to make it look like a real, well-read comic.

Many thanks to both P.C. Hamerlinck and Roy Thomas for inviting me to be part of this milestone issue!

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