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Heads Up: “John Buscema: Michelangelo of Comics”


Despite the uninspired cover design, fans of John Buscema’s work will undoubtedly want to own this book. Here’s the Amazon listing:

John Buscema: Michelangelo of Comics Deluxe Hardcover
Brian Peck (Author), John Buscema (Artist), Joe Sinnott (Artist)

Product Details:

* Hardcover: 176 pages
* Publisher: Hermes Press; Deluxe edition (Aug 10 2010)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 1932563555
* ISBN-13: 978-1932563559

Product Description:

Now for the first time a comprehensive art book about one of the greatest comic artists,commonly referred to by his peers as “The Michelangelo of Comics,” John Buscema. This exhaustive look at Buscema’s career and art covers every aspect of this legend’s work and is generously illustrated with over 200 examples of the master’s original art. Over five years in preparation, comics historian Brian Peck interviewed everyone of note who ever worked with Buscema and paints a complete picture of one of the comics most outstanding artists. This hardcover is limited to 300 copies with a special print pencilled by Buscema with inks by Joe Sinnnott.

“Aug 10 2010”? Drat. I’m late to the party again! (Or am I? Has anyone seen this in stores yet?)

P.S. According to Amazon, a softcover edition was to be released on the same date as the hardcover.

P.P.S. On an earlier version of the cover released for publicity purposes and available all over the Web, the name Michelangelo is misspelled “Michaelangelo”; but now I see a new image has been posted on the Hermes Press site, with the spelling corrected. I wonder if the people at Hermes Press noticed the mistake before or after the book went to press. Because if it was after, the book might be delayed…

One thought on “Heads Up: “John Buscema: Michelangelo of Comics”

  1. I was hired to paint the cover of this book, composing a really nice montage of many of Big John’s most famous drawings. Marvel’s licensing dept. insisted the publisher use clip art instead (!?) I still plan on painting the original concept as It’s one of the favorite jobs I never got a chance to finish.


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