Art For Art’s Sake # 98: Na Na Na Na – Ratman!
by Richard Bruton
What month is it? Seriously? Already? Wow… if your brain is anything like mine right now and getting out of bed to get back into the same old sloppies is your day-to-day, take heart.. it’s not going to last forever… is it? Is it? IS IT? Please, please, let it end…
Okay, back on track. Whether you’re in lockdown or can move about, things are still way different from how we’d want them to be. But we will get back to normal. We Will!!! But, in the meantime, how about a little bit of gorgeous artwork…
Steve Dillon classic Dredd from Block Mania…
Alan Davis – X-Men on a break
Two old ones from Bill Sienkiewicz – The Amazing Spider-Man #295
And an old Dazzler by Bill Sienkievicz
Frank Cirocco – Alien Legion: Slaughterworld cover, 1991
Classic Joe Kubert cover for The Unknown Soldier #268
Gorgeous bit of Liam Sharp Green Lantern
Paul Gulacy Batman #393
Rachael Smith – Doctor Who
Jon J Muth Batman x2
Lovely Phil Noto Cable cover
Fred Hembeck commission/ re-work of Captain America #291
Elektra by Dike Ruan
Mick McMahon – a stunning bit of McMahon from Doctor Who Monthly in 1981 – Junkyard Demon, inked by Adolfo Buylla.
Fifteen years later, writer Alan Barnes and artist Adrian Salmon created a sequel, which appeared in the 1996 Doctor Who Yearbook. (You can read the whole thing here.)
And we’ll end this week with a bit of a forgotten thing from Jean Girard/ Moebius. Published in 1995 in issue #7 of Penthouse Comix, this is Moebius’ Ratman, absolutely nothing to do with Batman at all, nope, completely not Batman.
Penthouse Comix was a strange, short-lived thing that came out of the men’s magazine, but for a short time in the 90s it was publishing some incredible artists, most likely because it paid better than anywhere else. At its best, it had this sort of thing, because anything from Moebius is well worth a look…