Marvel comics for February 2013: this is the variant cover for New Avengers #3, drawn by Dale Keown, posted just because I like his style.
This is the variant cover to Batman #9, drawn by Dale Keown, as revealed at The Source. Keown’s style sells the image, which is a very basic Batman visual, but in a good way.
Marvel comics for April 2012: this is the variant cover to Wolverine #304, drawn by Dale Keown, my final selection of of visuals from the solicitations. He does draw a good Wolvie.
Another variant cover (but not from Art Adams): this is for Incredible Hulks #624, drawn by Dale Keown. He always drew a great Hulk, and I love the difference in size between the Hulk and Captain America in this dynamic visual.
Marvel comics for February 2012: this is the cover to The Mighty Thor #11 by Dale Keown, who draws a particularly muscular Thor. I wish Keown had stuck around to draw comic books more than he has …
A ‘just because’ image today. News that Image is doing a new comic featuring Pitt, the short-lived creation of Dale Keown, in a crossover with The Darkness and drawn by Keown, reminded how much I enjoyed Keown’s art. So here is a drawing of the Hulk, the character where he first became famous. Just because.
Comic Book Collection theme: The Incredible Hulk by Peter David was one of the first non-X-Men books that I collected. I was a mutie fanboy, so it was a big step to try something that didn’t have a big X on the cover. The evolution of the character of Bruce Banner and an exploration of his psyche was able to do that; it helped that it had jokes and punching and Dale Keown pencilling it. I started picking the book up at the time of ‘convergence’ storyline, with issue 377, but I rifled through back issue bins (remember those?) to go back to issue 347, the start of the Mr Fixit issues, drawn by Jeff Purves, and continued reading the book through thick and thin until Peter David was eventually pushed out. The image is the cover of the trade paperback Hulk Visionaries 5, collecting issues #365–372 and Annual #16, drawn by Dale Keown; it was also the original cover to issue #372.
The only cover from the Image solicitations for May 2009 that grabbed my attention was this variant cover to The Astounding Wolf-Man #16 by Dale Keown: I’ve always liked Keown’s art since his work on The Incredible Hulk with Peter David, but I think it’s the wolf logo on Wolf-Man’s vest that really does it for me.