Who redraws the Watcher, man?
June 15, 2012 6:03 PM   Subscribe

The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe... redrawn by independant comics artists.
posted by Artw (33 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite

 
These are very cool--looking forward to more.
posted by Halloween Jack at 6:11 PM on June 15, 2012


This has the potential to be the best thing ever!
posted by The Hamms Bear at 6:12 PM on June 15, 2012


I kind of like the originals better. Except for maybe Magik. But I love the really grungy comic style look.
posted by Malice at 6:13 PM on June 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


The Rocket Raccoon image is so bad ass.

I am proud to say that I own every issue and this tribute is a great idea.
posted by GavinR at 6:13 PM on June 15, 2012 [3 favorites]


What's with the randomly adding robot limbs to the X-characters?
posted by kafziel at 6:24 PM on June 15, 2012


Oh this is a delight, is this an Offical sanctioned Marvel thing cause I had a blast doing She Hulk a while back.- that whole Strange Tales series was done really well.
posted by The Whelk at 6:30 PM on June 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


I love this so much, I can't even ...
posted by grabbingsand at 6:37 PM on June 15, 2012


I was the weird kid... I only bought regular comics when there wasn't a new OHotMU hiding somewhere on the rack. Especially cool was OHotMU:Book of the Dead, giving detailed stats and history to dead characters!

Ummm... Yes, I was also the one who bought the complete run of The Punisher Armory. My bad. (I regret nothing!)
posted by Slap*Happy at 6:53 PM on June 15, 2012


Love this. I hope somebody also does the equivalent DCU encyclopedia, whose name I have forgotten in the last 20 years.
posted by immlass at 6:59 PM on June 15, 2012


As Chris Sims often points out, the Punisher: Armory is one of the most insane things ever published as a "comic" - basically a catalog of guns with Frank's musings as to their relative merits over the top, 22 pages a month - how psycho is that?

My follow up would be Punisher: Cattery, in which a retired Frank Castle discusses the relative merits of his various beloved kitties.
posted by Artw at 7:06 PM on June 15, 2012 [10 favorites]


The Whelk: is this an Offical sanctioned Marvel thing

It is not. It's being (done? curated? organized?) by Calamity Jon Morris who also helped bring about Relaunched [originally DC Fifty-Too!] as well as Ron Sworschach ["Combining the words of Alan Moore's doomed objectivist vigilante Rorschach with images of Parks and Recreations' lovingly stern libertarian Ron Swanson. Or sometimes maybe the other way around."], Gone and Forgotten, and The Chronological Superman as well as a thousand other small projects.

[disclaimer: I am friends with Jon which is how come I know all the things he does.]
posted by komara at 7:20 PM on June 15, 2012 [4 favorites]


My follow up would be Punisher: Cattery, in which a retired Frank Castle discusses the relative merits of his various beloved kitties.

I would buy the everliving fuck out of that.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 7:40 PM on June 15, 2012 [5 favorites]


There's no way you can improve Sergeant Hatred.
posted by KokuRyu at 7:51 PM on June 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


Promote him to Sgt Major?
posted by obiwanwasabi at 7:55 PM on June 15, 2012 [2 favorites]


Punisher War Journal:

Microchip was by with the kitten he had promised, it was orange and white rather than red and white. I'll call him Von Ribbentrop to express how disappointed I am in Micro's description.

Punisher War Journal:

Ribbie is too sensitive, I have to protect him from Mittens and Puffy-Poo. I hope once he puts on some weight, he'll hold his own. He prefers part cream, mostly milk. Almost weaned. I'll try him on some minced mobster next week. NOTE: Joking. I don't have time t butcher mobsters for cat-meat.

Punisher War Journal:

Puffy-Poo is too affectionate to be a cat, he must be part dog. I'll see if I can train him to sniff out crack. Ha! Ha! NOTE: I am laughing there. That was a joke.

Punisher War Journal:

Ribbie is very sweet, has almost mastered kitty box training. Mittens is in charge, AS USUAL. A good soldier can lead as well as follow. She brushes my ankles tonight, she never does that, she must have sensed I was shot.
posted by Slap*Happy at 8:14 PM on June 15, 2012 [10 favorites]


Came by just to tell all the people who don't already know: Rocket Raccoon is the motherfuckin' MAN.

'cept. You know. He's a raccoon and all.
posted by scaryblackdeath at 8:24 PM on June 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'm not sure if this makes me a heretic, but I like the way the new X-Men movies have approached their... outfits. As Mojo Nixon says,

Elvis, if you're coming back
You've gotta do it right.
No Vegas, no movies,
Just leather, black and tight.

posted by KokuRyu at 8:26 PM on June 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


What's with the randomly adding robot limbs to the X-characters?

Not random. Karma lost a leg in New Mutants v.3 #12.
posted by ten pounds of inedita at 9:27 PM on June 15, 2012


You've probably already seen this, scaryblackdeath, but just in case you haven't, you might want to sit down first:

Marvel's Kevin Feige Confirms 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Movie Development

(FUCK YEAH ROCKET RACCOON. ALSO: GROOT.)
posted by BitterOldPunk at 9:32 PM on June 15, 2012 [2 favorites]


I had a blast doing She Hulk a while back

That was before you met your husband, RIGHT?
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 10:06 PM on June 15, 2012


WTF? Rocket Racoon? I don't even...

(The reimaginings were cool, though...)
posted by Harald74 at 12:12 AM on June 16, 2012


Rocket Raccoon is the craziest, insanest character Bill Mantlo ever created and he was the guy who made a comic based on the worst toy ever, Rom, actually readable.
posted by MartinWisse at 1:39 AM on June 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


These were fun, I'd like to see more. The site Covered - also one of Calamity Jon Morris'? - that is linked from OHOTMUredux is pretty nice, too - different artists' takes on preexisting comic cover images, some that are well-known classics, and some more obscure.
posted by Nat "King" Cole Porter Wagoner at 2:25 AM on June 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


I want to start a hipster jewelry company called Indy Pendant.
posted by spitbull at 5:51 AM on June 16, 2012


AaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah teeny tiny stumpy Wolverine WHO IS THE CUTEST YES YOU ARE
posted by ominous_paws at 8:32 AM on June 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


Oh man, I just found my old OHOTMU trades in a closet at my parents' house last month. How many hours of my teenage years did I waste reading about third-tier X-men villains from the 1970s?

Well, none, really. What else was I going to do with that time? Talk to girls?
posted by Rangeboy at 9:12 AM on June 16, 2012


Uatu the Watcher with the coffee cup cracks me up, because it makes sense that he more than any other Marvel character would require constant caffeination.
posted by Strange Interlude at 9:23 AM on June 16, 2012


Especially cool was OHotMU:Book of the Dead, giving detailed stats and history to dead characters!

I loved that history aspect as well. I remember reading about Scourge and deciding I needed Gruenwald's Cap run RIGHT THIS SECOND!
posted by yerfatma at 9:26 AM on June 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


Best secret identity ever.
posted by Artw at 9:28 AM on June 16, 2012


Oh never mind, that's Hatemonger I'm thinking of.
posted by Artw at 9:29 AM on June 16, 2012


Annie Wu Draws the Punk Rock JLA, Gender-Flipped Star Trek and Fake Western Movie Posters
posted by Artw at 11:20 AM on June 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


I love that Aquaman is puking.
posted by yerfatma at 11:10 AM on June 19, 2012


Super Hero Kid Silhouettes
posted by homunculus at 2:53 PM on June 25, 2012


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