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Tom Brevoort revisits the Marvel Age of Comics

Jim Steranko's "Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D." Christmas card

Tom Brevoort, Marvel’s senior vice president of publishing, has begun digging into his archives for The Marvel Age of Comics, his new Tumblr blog devoted to “rarities and original art from the formative days of Marvel.” It launched just yesterday, and there’s already some terrific images, including a page of original art from 1941′s Captain America Comics #6, John Byrne’s character sheet for Kitty Pryde and, above, Jim Steranko’s Christmas card from when he was working on Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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astonishing artwork from all artists, inkers, letterers, etc…. simply beautiful. a poverty of riches. sometimes I take this “entertaintment” for granted. the second page in the blog with Buscema’s 2 page 1968 avengers pinup is choice. kirby/simon were way ahead of the curve with the ’41 page and ditko is sick, in so many ways. byrne’s stat sheet for kitty is wonderful too. when he claremont were tripping the creativity light fantastic every issue every character was a peak.

thanks for the post. inspirtational.

So, when are these going to go back to the artists an their families?

Why would they? This work belongs to Marvel.

And to quote Slick Rick, “Heeeere we go!”

These are scans that I’ve picked up over the years. Mr. Pants, not the actual originals, which have all long since gone back to the artists and then been scattered to the four winds.

Tom B

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