Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The Best Cover You've Never Seen--Marvel Fanfare #51 (1990)

Cover by John Buscema.

Back in the mid 80's, Marvel had planned to do a 12-issue Silver Surfer mini-series, with each being a double-sized issue. But as Buscema was completing #1, Marvel decided to make a regular-sized ongoing Surfer series. Buscema dropped out, Marshall Rogers came on board, and the rest is history. They decided to take a slightly different direction with the character and storyline, so this story was tabled. After a few years, they decided to take it out of the drawer and publish it in Marvel Fanfare, because it was too purty not to.

Steve Englehart scripted it, so of course Mantis is in it. Of course.

But it still features Buscema drawing the hell out of the Silver Surfer versus Mangog, which is worth price of admission.

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