Skeletor in a capeMister Fear.
Pronounced "ska-lya." A little curated space for my interests. Currently 90% reblogs and 10% pointless text posts; fannish content includes Spider-Man (616), Doctor Who (new, bit of Big Finish/EDAs/classic), and various other things.
I also run @#$% Yeah, Spider-Wife!, a Mary Jane Watson tumblog. [on hiatus]
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Icon credit: made by me using art by Andie Tong.
ms marvel was a favourite of mine since the animated x-men (lol a very long time ago) and knowing that an amazing girl has taken up her title, i wanted to make this more than a sketch like the previous request fills. used white in this and had to mix some of the tones.
Bill Sienkiewicz 1984: The New Mutants #18
Glynis Wein: Color
From the very first page of New Mutants #18, with the bedspread blended into the Demon Bear, you know that this is going to be something special. And not only did Sienkiewicz give us a Demon Bear that was truly terrifying, but this is also the issue we are introduced to Warlock via an interlude. What a tour-de-force!
I think I started to feel more in touch with the parts of the bear. I never felt I could have done a real bear. It was something that felt bigger than life. It was not bound by the conventions of light or shadow… or physics. It was an emotional element. I think that it was really liberating.
Chris Claremont came to me. He asked me if I wanted to do the Demon Bear story. He said he thought I’d be great for that. I was offered the X-Men after I left Moon Knight. I turned it down because I felt like it was too high profile of a book. Today people kill to be able to do that book. But I felt that I didn’t want to do another group. Moon Knight to me — even though it was one character — was a group, dealing with all of his multiple personalities.
When Chris gave me the plot outline I felt like I was going to play with it. Somewhere along the line, he asked if I’d like to do this on a little more regular basis. I said, “Yeah, I’m having fun.” So I felt like while I was deciding what I was going to do next, I would do the New Mutants. The main thing is, I felt I could play around a lot.
And that was a plus. We got letters. We probably lost as many people as we gained. We had some people writing in saying, “This is amazing, this wonderful, it’s really changed” to “Stop him, Jim, before he kills again.” Flip the coin and you’d get as many responses [for as against]. [T]he thing I liked about it, it wasn’t apathetic. It was polarizing. I tended to appreciate that.
Bill Sienkiewicz 1984: The New Mutants #19
Color: Glynis Wein
When I was new-ish to comics I picked up one of those back issue discount packs which had the early part of the New Mutants run, and this issue blew my mind — this was at least 20 years after it came out, and it still seemed cutting edge compared to most of the other quote-unquote “mainstream” US comics I’d read at that point. (And a fair few of the non-mainstream and non-US comics I’d been reading, too.)
I’m writing a GWEN STACY: SPIDER-WOMAN one shot for Robbi Rodriguez. Hope you’re half as excited as I am.
(art and character design by Robbi Rodriguez)