Captain Marvel is 75!

Captain Marvel at 75I was just giv­en leave to post this draw­ing. This year’s the 75th Anniver­sary of the orig­i­nal Cap­tain Mar­vel. FCA Edi­tor Paul Hamer­linck (for whom I’ve done sev­er­al cov­ers over the years, a num­ber of which can be found here on my site) was writ­ing an essay in hon­or of Cap’s 75th for Jon B. Cooke’s Com­ic Book Cre­ator mag­a­zine. Paul asked if I would like to con­tribute an illus­tra­tion to poten­tial­ly accom­pa­ny his essay, and left it up to me what to do. A 75-year-old Cap seemed simul­ta­ne­ous­ly like both an unex­pect­ed and yet obvi­ous way to go.

I was­n’t sure if either Paul or Jon would go for this idea. Maybe it would be a lit­tle too weird for a trib­ute. But I guess their sens­es of humor must some­times go a lit­tle towards the weird too.

Paul’s essay, accom­pa­nied by my illus­tra­tion, will be appear­ing in issue #10 of Com­ic Book Cre­ator, ship­ping in Novem­ber to your fin­er local comics shops every­where.

Thanks, guys! This was fun!

Hap­py 75th, Cap!

2 thoughts on “Captain Marvel is 75!

  1. John G. Pierce

    Well done, Mark — although I’d like to think that Cap would­n’t have quite so many lines and wrin­kles at 75! Or maybe none at all. Bil­ly might, how­ev­er. How would a per­son age if he spends part of his time in an alter­nate body ? Or.… Or we could for­get all of that and just have some fun with the whole thing! Which is what you did here.

    Reply
    1. Mark Post author

      I’m glad you like it, John!

      Yeah, I would­n’t think Cap­tain Mar­vel would actu­al­ly age in comics (unless the writ­ers did a sto­ry where that hap­pened. Hmm; would’ve been inter­est­ing to see what Otto Binder might have done with that). But going absolute­ly lit­er­al for this 75th Anniver­sary piece just seemed like the right way to go, to try to do some­thing fun­ny and dif­fer­ent.

      Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *