GIJOE 2-PACKS FROM HASBRO (3 covers)
GI JOE #14   which will be included in the 25th year anniversary "2-packs" from Hasbro! ( I mean you get an actual comic book along with the action figures). When I was painting this cover, I had no idea that Breaker would be one of the included figures, so the fact that the guy in front of the transport looks like Breaker is pure coincidence! All he needs is a gum bubble and he'd be perfect.  Also, this cover is the first time I've ever used Poser! The illustration called for a horde of Cobra foot soldiers, so I sent quick drawings of all the poses to my buddy Bill Marimon. He rendered out all the basic figures-- at this point they were just generic guys in jeans and a shirt. So, then I got busy painting in the wrinkles of their clothing, and then their gear, vests, and helmets. It was a ton of work to get them to look right, but the poser figures definitely helped save time on the composition phase of the painting. This was a lot of fun because I haven't used any 3-D elements since Elektra #5 (way back in 2002).         Poser figures shown on my forum
This painting is a little different from the final printed artwork as the Rattlers are full size at the top of the art work. In the final printed version, you can see where we lowered the planes to accommodate the GI JOE logo. Luckily, I had left them on a layer so it was an easy fix.
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GI JOE #30   Alrighty, here is Gi Joe #30 with the Dreadnoks trashing the Joe's fighter jet--those assholes! Tom, Dick, and Harry (that's their real names) must be the baddest dudes in all of the GI Joe world because they don't even need guns. "What's that? ...you have a shoulder mounted rocket launcher? That's fine--I'll just use this staple gun from Home Depot--Stand and Deliver, Bitches!!!"
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GI JOE #115    (scroll up for extra JOE covers)   Issue #115 was the toughest of the 2 pack covers because the composition is so dynamic.  The scene has a Cobra Rattler in the extreme foreground unloading it's mini-gun on Ace's fighter just beneath.  Then there is flak shooting back at the viewer fired from the fortress in the distant background.  I had forgotten how well designed all the old Marvel Joe covers were, but they were mostly fantastic--especially the Mike Zeck run.
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