Monday, February 06, 2006
The Courageous Commandors
Clearing out some out boxes this weekend and came across this "gem." Thirty years ago, some 11 year old aspiring comic book artist kid drew fictional splash pages for fictional comics that never materialized (no cracks from the peanut gallery about how the trend continues >= / heh). I just had fun creating the characters.
The Courageous Commandors were created pre-Star Wars and reflect a lot of my love for Neal Adams' work on the X-Men although anyone would be hardpressed to see that. I was also a big fan of the Legion of Super-Heroes and as you can tell from the header...these 3 characters were the leaders of their own subteams.
I think this particular group had 20 or 30 characters in total. Some of the names are blurred out as they are made up writers based on names of some friends at the time. There weren't a lot of us into comics at the time so it was always a chore filling out the credits to make it seem like it was a real team effort just like in the 'real comics.'
As a hoot, time presenting itself, I will redraw this shot in my current style and adult sensibilities.
Here's a closer look for some sheets and grins for those masochists out there.