28 July 2006

A nice piece by Mick Austin, from the early '80s. What it lacks in composition, is made up for in its humorous whimsy - the good Captain America proudly jumping into thin air, whilst saluting before his country's greatest symbol of liberty, blah blah blah, whilst reluctant hero Brian Braddock, aka Captain Britain, slumps on Liberty's shoulder, frowning with annoyance, probably because he knows he'll shortly have to get up and rescue Cap America, who, in the heat of the moment, has forgotten that he can't actually fly.

Is Mick still in comics, I wonder? He was always very good with the water-colour art (see his various posters and covers for Warrior and Marvel UK), but never really cut it as a black and white strip cartoonist (see his attempts at the Dr. Who strip, Timesmasher, Mad Man, etc). Hrmmm...

1 comment:

  1. Where precisely is Cap Blighty's right elbow?
    Does the super soldier serum give everyone ankles that rotate through 360?
    Most importantly: Where's the bottom half of Cap's left leg?