Steranko, apes, awesomeness

While conducting some blog clean-up work, I couldn't help but linger over the previously-posted Fantastic Four Jim Steranko piece. Thought it could use some company.

There's no way to overrate Steranko, is there? I mean, like, no way.



Okay, enough with the back-and-forth.

As you're no doubt aware, we've had a problem getting colored Gone Zombie strips posted. Some days it looks like we're set, other days ... not so.

So here's my promise to you:

From here on out, I'm going to post the best strip I have on hand: if that's a colored strip, then that's what I'll post. If what I have is black and white, then that's what will go up.

As of right now, we'll be heading toward the end of the summer without any interruptions to our tale. Thanks once again for your patience; I hope it's rewarded -- colors or no.


Hey, Oscar Wilde!

One of my favorite art/sketch-related Web sites; my only regret is that it isn't updated more frequently, though I understand why.


Steranko's FF

I always thought this cover by Jim Steranko was the definition of cool and remain puzzled that it didn't grace an annual, a premium hardcover collection or an original novel ... but rather an index of Fantastic Four comics. Not to slight those indices; in the pre-Internet days (remember those?), they could be invaluable. Still ... I can't help but feel this one went underutilized. Check out more index covers here. (But I'll be honest with you: none of the other ones come close to this.)


Changes to our story thus far

As subscribers to our RSS feed have no doubt figured out, I've been making some changes to early pages in our tale. Among them:

  • Adding Eduardo's take on the earlier strips originally illustrated by Scott Wegener. Scott's pages were awesome, but it rankled my obsessive-compulsive nature to have two artists here when it was (relatively speaking) easy enough to address this. I know comics change artists all the time, but there was another reason for this change. (See the next bullet point.)
  • Inserting new pages into this early action. When the title was originally submitted to Zuda, they only accepted six pages (correct me on that if I'm wrong), so I had to do some trimming. The couple new pages here undo that trimming.
  • Introducing a new sequence that touches upon Nancy's growing skepticism about the End Timers.

Every one of these pages has been sitting around ready to go for quite some time, so I'm happy to finally get them in here for you. Some still require minor tweaks, but this should be it for changes to this portion of the story.

As always, thanks for reading.