Friday, September 14, 2012

Anthony Marques - Katyusha

2012.05.05 Free Comic Book Day, Dewey's Comic City, Madison, NJ

Anthony Marques entry in Epics Anthology is Katyusha...

I have been a fan of men flying with rocket-packs since first seeing the 1952 movie Radar Men From the Moon (on TV) featuring Commando Cody. Then came the jet pack in the 1965 James Bond movie Thunderball, followed by Dave Stevens' Rocketeer and my favorite comic strip character Lio by Mark Tatulli (on the left), Royden Lepp's Rust - Visitor in the Field, Joe Banana's animated Rocketeer...Bottom line - Jet Packs are cool...

The jet pack is the inspiration, the story and art still has to hold the readers interest...

Marques is a free lance comic book artist, graduating from the Kubert School in 2011. One of Marques' designs was creating the logo for Six Flags Great Adventure's Fright Fest character, The Ghoulmaster. Marques passion and inspiration for comics started after viewing the film, Superman the Movie...

I starting writing the above description when I returned home from Dewey's. The following morning while reading the Sunday Funnies I was pleased to see Mark Tatulli's other comic strip Heart of the City featuring a story of Rocket Lad, a jet-packed boy..(2012.05.06)...

The 1997 first day cover honors the 50th Anniversary of the US Air Force. The stamp features the Thunderbirds air demonstration squadron...

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