First things first: yes, this is another FCA cover illustration, which will appear in the January 2014 issue of Roy Thomas’ Alter Ego, on stands in December. And no: this is not Captain Marvel!
The characters here are Goodguy and his nemesis, Dr. Sin. Prior to being asked to do this cover, I must confess I was unfamiliar with them. They were created by fan artist Alan Jim Hanley. As a young comics fan, I had no clue that there were that many other people out there who also loved old comics, let alone that there were fans who did their own comics! So I never came across the existence of this strip back then.
My title for this post comes from Goodguy’s periodic catchphrase, his equivalent of Captain Marvel’s and Billy Batson’s “Holy Moley!” Though we didn’t wind up incorporating it into the cover directly, my post here seemed a good place to use it.
In doing the cover, I had the opportunity to read a couple of Goodguy stories. Fun stuff! Along with his sense of humor, Hanley clearly had a lot of love for old comics, and old comics characters. I wouldn’t mind seeing some more.
Oh; I should mention too that the FCA issue I did this cover for also reprints a complete Goodguy story, appearing in color for the very first time. Yours truly did the coloring.