Sunday, September 19, 2004

Stop a bullet cold, make the Axis fold...

All right, the suspense is over. I won my first eBay auction. Yes, I realize this is a small event, insignificant in the order of the universe, and unlikely to change the course of human development or life on earth as we know it. But it's still pretty cool.

I'll have to fire off a check to the seller tomorrow, but until then, we can all admire this scan, and imagine the actual picture proudly displayed on the wall of my office.

You can probably figure out that it's a drawing of Wonder Woman. The artist is comics veteran Dan Adkins, who started out in the business as assistant to the legendary Wally Wood of EC and Tower Comics fame. (Wood was also the artist who designed the now-familiar solid red costume worn by Marvel's Daredevil.) Adkins is probably best known as an inker, and at one time or another he's worked on most of the major heroes in both the Marvel and DC pantheons. Here's a terrific interview with the artist, conducted by former Marvel writer and editor Roy Thomas, from Alter Ego Magazine.

I think this piece, which was penciled, inked, and signed by Dan Adkins, is striking — a close-up portrait as opposed to an action pose. As soon as I saw the scan, I said, "I've gotta have that." It'll match quite nicely with some additional original Wonder Woman art I'm hoping to acquire. I'm giddy in anticipation of its arrival!

1 insisted on sticking two cents in:

Blogger Joel offered these pearls of wisdom...

Congrats on your ebay win!

Wonder Woman? Cool. Didn't know you read her book. I'm a fan of the new version (post-Crisis.)

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