Posts tagged Despero
Happy New Year!
A New Year greeting I produced for JMB Factor, international patent consulting firm.
Mighty nice words from Frank Lee Delano
Mike Nasser is probably the second most important artist to draw J’onn J’onzz after his co-creator, Joe Certa. It was Nasser who restored the beetle-brow from the character’s earliest appearances, revived his belt symbol, designed his 1970s logo and offered a dynamic new art style that exposed the character’s potential for greatness to then-modern readers. Sadly, Nasser’s run was much too brief, and saw him illustrate only a couple of new villains, N’or Cott and R’es Eda. In recent years though Nasser, now known as Michael Netzer, has done real solid by Martian Manhunter fandom. He drew the beloved Idol-Head of Diabolu banner in 2007, then followed that up with a campaign to save Martian Manhunter from Final Crisis with his Take Me… but don’t kill J’Onn campaign in 2008. This was supported by pin-ups pairing Manhunter with the Atom (Ryan Choi), Aquaman and the Atom (Ray Palmer).
Happy New Year Frank, and all the gang whom we’ll hope to connect with soon!
Frank Lee Delano, keeper of The Idol-Head of Diabolu blog, chronicling the affairs of J’onn J’onzz the Martian Manhunter, has been running a month long article and image fest on the villain Despero. Frank was a big inspiration last year when we ran the campaign to save J’onn J’onzz from the death-grip of DC editorial plans. He’s also run a hefty amount of reviews of my Manhunter series from 1976, along with other mentions.
So, a moment before the end of the year, while still in December, here’s a quick Despero sketch for the Idol-Head, and a Happy New Year shoutout to Frank, and all the friends in his healthy and happy circle of bloggers.