Of these covers in my possession, I have 2 real beauties. Issue 3 is bright and bold in its' color palette, has strong Jack character content conveyed, and is just a thing to behold. Early Tony Harris just in your face.
Then there is this one, issue 53.
|Starman 53 cover - Tony Harris|
This piece is near the end of Tony's association with the series and has strengths all its' own. That is why I decided to have it the first painted cover framed and put on my walls. This cover is spectacular. I love the shots of both Jack Knight and Adam Strange. The space setting is sad as that storyline was the dividing point between Tony and James Robinson and Tony left soon enough. This has colored pencil in there as needed and smacks you in the face in person with its' vibrancy. I am paring the collection down and had to seriously consider an attempt to make The Fifty as many painted Harris Starman covers as I could, shooting for fifty total. But I don't think that will happen. It may, but I am not adverse to moving 35 and 28. but 3, and this one - 53- are not going anywhere. And since this one had the frame ordered today, it can officially join The Fifty.
1 BWS Storyteller Young Gods page 4 (framed)
2 Tony Harris / Ray Snyder Dr. Strange WIRED Magazine cover (framed)
3 BWS Weapon X page (framed)
4 Tony Harris Starman 53 cover (framed)
5 JHW3 Milestone Forever pinup
7 Paul Smith Dr. Strange vs Dr.Doom (framed)
8 Dave Sim Mars Attacks variant cover
9 Gene Colan / Tom Palmer Tomb of Dracula 44 page 1 splash (framed)
10 Dan Green Dr. Strange: Into Shamballa splash
11 Tony Harris 1994 Starman pinup (framed)
12 Bill Sienkiewicz Superman 400 pinup recreation
14 Dean Ormston Dr. Strange & Eternity
15 Darwyn Cooke Wonder Woman (framed)16 Dan Adkins Dr Strange 170 page 11 (framed)
19 Anna Merli Clea
20 Mitchell Bretweiser Dr. Strange watercolor
21 Jae Lee Dr. Strange
ps A frame was also ordered for the Darwyn Cooke Wonder Woman piece. I will let you see the finished piece when it is done, along with the cover above, in two weeks or so!