Nostalgically revisiting the comics of the 1980s since 2008.
The (first) graphic novel cover would also be used on the NES Silver Surfer game cartridges. Still a fantastic piece, nonetheless!
Please forgive my mistakes : I'm French :)On the second image (the one with Mephisto), the final version painted by Joe Jusko has certain qualities, but takes all sense of movement and direction off : The surfer is kind of "posing" instead of flying, as seen in the Buscema/Palmer version.Generally speaking, Jusko brings big fat muscles (in the "body-building" maneer of speaking) and "visual effects" to an image. I wish Frank Frazetta (the only one - to me - that could ally painting and dynamism to a composition made his own version of Norrin Rad.