A Triumphant Troika of Skottie Sketches for Marvel

Posted by Michael Pinto on May 20, 2009 in Comic Books |

Iron Man and The Armor Wars #1 (Of 4) Cover by Skottie Young

I was looking through the latest stack of Marvel covers due out in August and one artist leaped off my screen time-and-time again: Skottie Young! Most of the Marvel covers have that flat photoshopped color look to them, but with Skottie I love how the power of his drawing comes out to dominate the page. Also Skottie isn’t afraid to be cartoony, and his illustrations always have a small amount of humor that brings the characters to life without the need to show them in some super stretched position or battling to the death with some super villain. Shown above is a detail from the cover of Iron Man & The Armor Wars #1 (Of 4) — what’s great about this cover is that it’s a homage to every previous Iron Man character design:

Iron Man and The Armor Wars #1 (Of 4) Cover by Skottie Young

Next is this detail from a cover for Wolverine First Class #18, the first thing that hits you right away is the sense of humor:

Wolverine First Class #18 Cover by Skottie Young

When you put together the entire picture it’s wonderful how Skottie has a unique looking facial expression on each character in the background mocking Wolverine who seems more humiliated than heroic:

Wolverine First Class #18 Cover by Skottie Young

And lastly here’s a detail from Marvel Adventures Spider-man #54, even behind his mask you can tell Spidy is smitten with with his lady friend:

Marvel Adventures Spider-man #54 Cover by Skottie Young

When you place this detail within the larger illustration it even adds more life to the characters below:

Marvel Adventures Spider-man #54 Cover by Skottie Young

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