They Don't Make Ads Like This Anymore: Frank Miller's 1981 Marvel Ad

Frank Miller and Terry Austin, from Panel Power Comiccon III, Sydney, Australia, 1981

Now I have no idea if this ad ever made it to any American publication, as the only place I've ever seen it is in the Panel Power Comicon III programme.  The Comicon was held in Sydney that year, and the programme is packed with illos by Barry Windsor-Smith, Jack Kirby, Mike Royer, Gray Morrow, Carl Barks, John Dixon, Glenn Ford (who drew the cover), Paul Gulacy, Gil Kane, Frants Kantor, Peter Ledger, Paul Power, Bill Stout, Paul Wheelahan, Colin Wilson and a pack of other luminaries.

Good luck tracking it down.  It's well worth it, if for the sketches and drawings alone.  And no, before you ask, you can't have my copy.  I fluked it at a comic book store in Melbourne years ago and have held it close to hand ever since.

And DC Comics always said Jack Kirby couldn't draw Superman.  For shame!

Mind you, if you went to the 1981 Comicon, and can remember it, then by all means, share your thoughts in the comments section.

Now, just what was Daredevil doing with those binoculars?

Before he was adopted into the house of Windsor, he was just Barry Smith.

Comments

steven smith said…
Daniel great article, i wish i attended that convention.

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