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The Ultimate 100 February 5, 2007

Posted by Brian L. Belen in Comics, Odds and Ends.
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In support of The Hero Initiative, a charity for comic book creators in need, Marvel Comics has put together The Ultimate 100, a hundred specially drawn covers to Ultimate Spider-Man #100 from a veritable who’s who of the comics industry, some of whom have themselves worked on Spider-Man at some point in their storied careers.

Each contributor to the project was given a blank cover to the said comic on which to sketch or doodle to their heart’s content. As such, each cover is unique and in most cases showcases the artist’s raw talent. Covers by legendary pencillers George Perez, Al Milgrom, and John Romita (both Sr. and Jr.) are featured side-by-side with those of Mark Bagley, Joe Quesada, Chris Bachalo, Frank Quitely and (surprise) Todd McFarlane, just to name a few. Neil Gaiman also has a contribution to the project, which is as good a reason as any to check it out.

The covers will be auctioned off throughout the month of February at the Orlando and New York Comic Conventions, with the remainder going on sale on eBay come March. More information about the Ultimate 100, with previews of some artwork, can be seen on the Marvel website. Meanwhile, a write-up of the debut event can be found over at Newsarama.

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1. sleeper - February 5, 2007

thanks brian, i have reposted this entry on http://www.george-perez.com

2. Brian L. Belen - February 6, 2007

You’re very welcome, and thanks for dropping by!

3. Vincent - February 7, 2007

Definitely love the classic designs of Mike Allred and Tim Sale overall. They definitely rock!

4. Brian L. Belen - February 8, 2007

I’m partial to Al Milgrom’s, myself. That’s sort of how Spidey comics looked to me, growing up.

It’s a shame that there’s no way to view all the covers (I suppose it adds to the value of the entire project). There’s still a bunch out there that are quite nice, such as Mike Kunkel’s cartoony rendition, which can be found over at his blog.


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