Below you will find everything from original works of art to stories scanned directly from the pages of old comics, there are also anecdotes and photographs that relate to the comics industry. I hope you enjoy your visit to the Virtual Vault.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Bizarre Adventures #31

Marvel Magazine Group's Bizarre Adventures #31 had a wonderful little black and white Frank Miller story in it that few people have ever seen. It's early work for this artist but you can already see the film noir style that would come to define his work on Sin City. I post these as two up pages so you can see how the artist composed his work for the magazine format. Almost using the extra space as a comics equivalent of wide screen. The effect makes the panel to panel flow very cinematic and I love his use of Duoshade and Zipatone to create midtones. The clip art come to life is a hoot and the ending makes the story much deeper than the standard comics fare... As always the story runs from top to bottom and you can click the images for a screen filling version.

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