Indie Cover Spotlight: Dragonring #13 (vol. 2)

This week, I’m revisiting a title I’ve featured several times before, the high adventure series Dragonring, from Aircel publishing:

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This issue came out in November of 1987, and featured some of the earliest artwork of Dale Keown, who would go on to a short-lived superstardom on Marvel’s The Incredible Hulk, and his own indie series, The Pitt.

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    Indie Cover Spotlight: The Nocturnals #2

    A couple of painted covers in the spotlight this week, starting with Dan Brereton’s The Nocturnals #2:

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    Published in 1995 by Bravura, the creator-owned imprint of Malibu. Brereton was probably the highest profile painter when it came to comics in the 90s, doing works for Eclipse, Malibu, DC, Marvel, and more. I loved this series, with its gorgeous visuals and fun occult/horror storylines.

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      Indie Cover Spotlight: The Replacement God

      One of my favorite fantasy titles, from the immensely talented Zander Cannon:

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      This is the cover to the trade paperback collecting the first story arc. Published by Slave labor in 1997. It follows the adventures of a slave boy named Knute, his many attempts at escape from a dungeon, and an epic story involving finding a replacement for the God of Death. The story was funny and poignant and adventurous, with expressive artwork by Cannon.

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        Indie Cover Spotlight: The Men in Black II #3

        On Tuesday I featured the first mini-series, and today I’ll showcase the second volume:

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        Cover painting by Adam Adamowicz.

        MIB returned for a second 3-issue mini series in 1991, once again by creators Lowell Cunningham and Sandy Carruthers, and published by Aircel. Like almost all other indie comics of the era, this book faded into complete obscurity. Except in this case, 6 years later the mega successful movie adaptation made the concept a household name.

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          Indie Cover Spotlight: The Men in Black #1

          Where does a billion dollar film franchise begin? Right here, with this obscure black-and-white indie comic:

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          Created by Lowell Cunningham and Sandy Carruthers, and published by Aircel (by then an imprint of Malibu) in 1990. I’ve actually never read the comic, but I’m sure there’s not a whole lot in it that resembles the mega-successful film adaptation that made it a household name.

          Cover art by Max Fellwalker.

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