BP#28, page 20: During ‘Sturm Und Drang’ Sal drew Magneto’s helmet in a version similar to the first Fox film version. The practice of simulating designs of such things from cinema or tv versions of a publisher’s properties is commonplace in the biz (which is why we had to use that awful Falcon design in BP@16-17 because of the short-lived Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes animated series). But NOT in this case. Marvel didn’t want the helmet altered so after we drew & inked it it was fixed at the office. The funny thing, though, is that it wasn’t altered on the cover or page 5 (file#3).
Bob is the inking half of the Sal Velluto art team collaboration on such projects as Marvel’s critically-acclaimed BLACK PANTHER,’99-’02 leading to a 2003 Comicboards “Ooks” Award for “Best Inker” & two “Squiddies” awards for “Best Inker” (2001 along with “Best Creative Team” win and 2002 tied with Mark Farmer and tied for “Best Multi-Part Story”), and many other projects with Sal since 1997 and other artists at Marvel, DC, Acclaim, Malibu, Penny-Farthing Press, Power Comics, IDW, Kingstone, Thrilling Nostalgia Comics, Harris Comics, Topps, Wildstorm, New England Comics, Valiant and several others. While he’s been primarily an ink artist he’s also been a columnist for Sketch magazine and First Comics News. Bob’s a comic book collector and unofficial historian who has acted as a “Master of the Obscure” at the Marvel Appendix site, been a longtime member of the “Jarvis Heads” and a “group expert” at Facebook groups. He’s the founder/director of the official non-profit Inkwell Awards and advocate since 2008. Bob has been credited with “Special Thanks” along with his “Storyteller” colleagues Christopher Priest & Sal Velluto in the record-breaking film BLACK PANTHER (2018) and BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER (2022).
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