Família Marvel no Brasil

First post of 2017!? That’s a lit­tle embar­rass­ing, but so it goes. Anyway,…

I’m pre­sent­ing here the cov­er art (sans copy) for an upcom­ing issue of FCA (the Faw­cett Col­lec­tors of Amer­i­ca). Reg­u­lar vis­i­tors here will know that it’s some­thing of a mag­a­zine-with­in-a-mag­a­zine, pub­lished with­in the pages of Roy Thomas’ Alter Ego. This issue of FCA (#205) will be appear­ing in Alter Ego #146.

FCA Edi­tor P.C. Hamer­linck had told me that this issue would be about comics fea­tur­ing the Mar­vel Fam­i­ly that were pub­lished in Brazil, and pos­si­bly some oth­er South Amer­i­can coun­tries too. The prover­bial car­toon light­bulb clicked on over my head, and I pro­posed con­tact­ing my friend, the huge­ly tal­ent­ed Aluir Aman­cio, to see if he might be will­ing to do this cov­er for us. Aluir has done a lot of comics and ani­ma­tion work in his career, not only for his native Brazil, but for comics pub­lish­ers and ani­ma­tion stu­dios here in the US. I was very hap­py when Aluir said he was on-board, and I absolute­ly love what he did.

Aluir decid­ed to have the Mar­vels touch­ing down near the famous Sug­ar­loaf Moun­tain in Rio de Janeiro.  While it’s most def­i­nite­ly Aluir’s work, I thought he did a great job of also cap­tur­ing the Gold­en Age sense of fun these char­ac­ters should always have. I espe­cial­ly love his take on Mary Mar­vel here!

Orig­i­nal­ly, I was going to have the cap­tion on the cov­er be in Por­tuguese, until it was point­ed out to me that not all the comics in ques­tion were pub­lished in Brazil. But noth­ing says I can’t use that cap­tion here, so it’s the title of my post.

To be clear as to who did what, this draw­ing is all Aluir. My only con­tri­bu­tion is col­or. Aluir, my friend, again, thanks so much for your great work on this cover!


2 thoughts on “Família Marvel no Brasil

  1. John G. Pierce

    Thanks for post­ing this, Mark. Muito bom, Aluir. This is prob­a­bly one of the best Mar­vel Fam­i­ly draw­ings I’ve ever seen out­side of that pro­duced by Faw­cett artists. Aluir has nice­ly cap­tured the spir­it of the char­ac­ters. Because of my own involve­ment with Brazil­ian comics fan­dom, and my col­lec­tion of Brazil­ian Mar­vel Fam­i­ly comics, I tend to think of the Land of Rio as their sec­ond home. One might even say that, after 1953, the Mar­vels moved to Brazil to con­tin­ue their work there!

    1. Mark Post author

      Yeah, I was extreme­ly hap­py with what Aluir did here! And I real­ly look for­ward to see­ing this issue in print, with the arti­cle. For which (if I’m not mis­tak­en) you con­tributed a num­ber of the cov­er scans, from comics in your own collection.


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