This week's pick:


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIGHTING AVENGER by Mitch Gerads



I LOVE comic books. Always have, always will. I'm not a nutjob or anything, but man I was actually pretty aggravated when Thor: The Mighty Avenger got cancelled. The all-ages concept was done so smartly without talking down to kids OR adults and to top it off it was just plain well written. Straight up. Some hack was drawing it though. (I KID! I KID!)

So when they announced that Captain America: The Fighting Avenger was going to be a "thing" I was ecstatic. They were continuing the line! Actually one of the best parts about it all is that they never said anything official that TMA and TFA were in a shared world etc. etc. because really, WHO CARES?  Good comics is good comics! 

Then the hammer hit the fan. Thor got cancelled, we know the story. Then to make matters worse the Fighting Avenger went from an ongoing to a mini and then about a week later, a ONE-SHOT!  Fast forward to a couple weeks ago and TFA comes out and it's genius. The same caliber of fun and ingenuity and comics all-ages excitement that Thor had and again, COMPLETELY just well done.

It was bittersweet because I knew I wasn't going to get anymore. Until NOW dammit!  So long story made long and now coming to a head, my pick this week is Captain America: The Fighting Avenger. Let's let this thing live on for at least one more week and pay our respects to comics being good comics.

REVOLUTION!


M! 

HOT DAMN I love classic Americana!

Inks!

11 comments:

Mr. Hawthorne said...

Mitch!! Wow, this is beautiful! You've done a tremendous job on this, man!

I hope Marvel is watching!

Mike

Si said...

Great portrait Mitch! I love your work, and you've captured C. America, in all his splendor

Josh said...

Great point and a great piece. Why do we have to worry about continuity? A great story is a great story and good comics is good comics. Thor the mighty Avenger was awesome, and will be missed.

Matthew Wilson said...

Holy cow! That is a beautiful piece. It makes me want to break out the Photoshop and hit the color button! ;)

Mitch Gerads said...

Matt! They're not supposed to know about that!!

M!

PS. Thanks everyone! I should have a color version up sometime soon.

brobinson50 said...

Mitch, Another great piece. Way to hit it out of the park. cant wait to see it in color

Amber Love said...

Oh my goodness! That is unbelievable. I would love to see that hanging on my wall.

Alan said...

Wow, those colours made an already brilliant image look beautiful

Mitch Gerads said...

Thanks everyone! :D

M!

Ray Bonilla said...

Wow. amazing....

Dan McDaid said...

I really dig the drawing, but man - the colours. The colours are something else, man.