Friday, May 25, 2012
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Sunday, May 13, 2012
One of the most popular super-heroes of the Golden Age, its easy to see why National revived the Emerald Avenger with a whole new origin in the Silver Age after the success of other revamped characters. Debuting in DC's Showcase #22 in the fall of 1959, our hero Hal Jordan was a daring test pilot trying out a new experiential jet for Ferris Aircraft, when he was mysteriously summoned to the side of a dying alien named Abin Sur. Having accidental crash landed on our planet, Sur's emerald power ring instantly sought out the nearest suitable candidate to replace him in the interstellar police force, the Green Lantern Corps. Now given the magic ring, which is fuelled by willpower, Hal accepted the challenge to become the newest Green Lantern and serve the Guardians of the Universe, fighting evil in all its forms. Being able to project its green energy in any form imaginable, its only limitation is to be recharged every twenty four hours from Hal's power battery, and that its powerless over anything colored yellow. Based out of Coastal City, Hal Jordan quickly became one of the greatest Emerald Avengers for the Corps warning those who worship evil's might, beware my power, Green Lantern's light!
Monday, May 7, 2012
Here is the short bio from a few years ago that was published in the National Cartoonist Society year book for my good friend and sensational comic book artist, Dan Spiegle. Now at ninety one years of age, Dan still does fantastic commissions, as shown on my site, even after some corrective surgery on his drawing hand! Though he gave up tennis for golf, he still has a wonderful time in his retirement living on the beautiful coast of California with his wife....Born in Cosmopolis, Washington. High School in Northern California Redwoods. Navy in W.W.II, where I painted insignias on combat aircraft. I attended Chouinard Art School after the war. Did the Hopalong Cassidy daily and Sunday comic strip for six years. Some of my comic books include Maverick, Lawman, Space Family Robinson, Korak, and Mary Poppins for Western Publishing. Scooby Doo for Hanna-Barbera. Blackhawk, The Dark Knight, and The Shadow for DC. Count of Monte Cristo for Classics Illustrated. Crossfire for Eclipse. Roger Rabit, Arachnophobia, The Three Musketeers, and Pocahontas for Disney. Indiana Jones for Darkhorse. Married to Marie for forty eight happy years. Four children, three granddaughters. Play tennis three times a week (hopefully!) My ambition is to play six times a week.