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Rankins, Michael

My life with comics: I read my first superhero comic book, Fantastic Four Annual #3, when I was five years old. I read Marvel avidly, and DC furtively, from 1967 until I graduated from college in 1984. My collection focuses on commissioned art rather than published pages, because I'm egocentric enough to find it wicked cool that professional artists will draw stuff just for me. My signature theme, Common Elements, features scenarios pairing unrelated comics heroes and heroines who share some quality (often obscure) in... well... common. My Bombshells! theme showcases Golden Age superheroines in vintage bomber nose art-styled pinups. You can read my slavering blather about my art collection every Friday on my weblog, SwanShadow Thinks Out Loud: http://swanshadowblog.com/

Suicide Squad: Geof Isherwood, Comic Art
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Suicide Squad: Geof Isherwood

Art Details

Artist: Geof Isherwood (Penciller)
Media Type: Pencil
Art Type: Commission
For Sale Status: NFS
Views 4152
Comments: 1
Added to Site: 10/28/2005

About the Owner

Michael Rankins Paid Member Hero Supporter
Member Since: September 2004

Suicide Squad: Geof Isherwood
Artist: Geof Isherwood (Penciller)
4152 Views, 1 Comment


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"Double Jeopardy at Munden's Bar" : Steve Erwin / Bob Almond

Art Details

Artist: Steve Erwin (Penciller)
Bob Almond (Inker)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Commission
For Sale Status: NFS
Views 1034
Comments: 7
Added to Site: 1/24/2014

About the Owner

Michael Rankins Paid Member Hero Supporter
Member Since: September 2004

"Double Jeopardy at Munden's Bar" : Steve Erwin / Bob Almond
Artist: Steve Erwin (Penciller)
Bob Almond (Inker)
1034 Views, 7 Comments


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"Raiders of the Lost Archaeology" : Drew Johnson

Art Details

Artist: Drew Johnson (Penciller)
Media Type: Pencil
Art Type: Commission
For Sale Status: NFS
Views 934
Comments: 9
Added to Site: 3/25/2013

About the Owner

Michael Rankins Paid Member Hero Supporter
Member Since: September 2004

"Raiders of the Lost Archaeology" : Drew Johnson
Artist: Drew Johnson (Penciller)
934 Views, 9 Comments

Taarna : Aaron Lopresti, Comic Art
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Taarna : Aaron Lopresti

Art Details

Artist: Aaron Lopresti (All)
Media Type: Mixed Media
Art Type: Commission
For Sale Status: NFS
Views 660
Comments: 4
Added to Site: 4/20/2015

About the Owner

Michael Rankins Paid Member Hero Supporter
Member Since: September 2004

Taarna : Aaron Lopresti
Artist: Aaron Lopresti (All)
660 Views, 4 Comments


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"Did Someone Call For a Doctor?" : Frank Brunner

Art Details

Artist: Frank Brunner (Penciller)
Media Type: Pencil
Art Type: Commission
For Sale Status: NFS
Views 1342
Comments: 7
Added to Site: 2/20/2012

About the Owner

Michael Rankins Paid Member Hero Supporter
Member Since: September 2004

"Did Someone Call For a Doctor?" : Frank Brunner
Artist: Frank Brunner (Penciller)
1342 Views, 7 Comments


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"Maces High!" : Keith Pollard / Joe Rubinstein

Art Details

Artist: Keith Pollard (Penciller)
Josef Rubinstein (Inker)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Commission
For Sale Status: NFS
Views 4868
Comments: 12
Added to Site: 5/24/2008

About the Owner

Michael Rankins Paid Member Hero Supporter
Member Since: September 2004

"Maces High!" : Keith Pollard / Joe Rubinstein
Artist: Keith Pollard (Penciller)
Josef Rubinstein (Inker)
4868 Views, 12 Comments


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"Val to the Third Power" : Val Semeiks / Bob Almond

Art Details

Artist: Val Semeiks (Penciller)
Bob Almond (Inker)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Commission
For Sale Status: NFS
Views 3047
Comments: 6
Added to Site: 10/28/2011

About the Owner

Michael Rankins Paid Member Hero Supporter
Member Since: September 2004

"Val to the Third Power" : Val Semeiks / Bob Almond
Artist: Val Semeiks (Penciller)
Bob Almond (Inker)
3047 Views, 6 Comments


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"Bats Out of Hell" : Bob Budiansky

Art Details

Artist: Bob Budiansky (All)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Commission
For Sale Status: NFS
Views 4761
Comments: 8
Added to Site: 4/27/2011

About the Owner

Michael Rankins Paid Member Hero Supporter
Member Since: September 2004

"Bats Out of Hell" : Bob Budiansky
Artist: Bob Budiansky (All)
4761 Views, 8 Comments


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"Spider-Women" : Michael Dooney / Joe Rubinstein

Art Details

Artist: Michael Dooney (Penciller)
Joe Rubinstein (Inker)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Commission
For Sale Status: NFS
Views 4051
Comments: 2
Added to Site: 10/22/2007

About the Owner

Michael Rankins Paid Member Hero Supporter
Member Since: September 2004

"Spider-Women" : Michael Dooney / Joe Rubinstein
Artist: Michael Dooney (Penciller)
Joe Rubinstein (Inker)
4051 Views, 2 Comments

Black Panther : Steve Rude, Comic Art
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Black Panther : Steve Rude

Art Details

Artist: Steve Rude (All)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Commission
For Sale Status: NFS
Views 1831
Comments: 9
Added to Site: 11/13/2010

About the Owner

Michael Rankins Paid Member Hero Supporter
Member Since: September 2004

Black Panther : Steve Rude
Artist: Steve Rude (All)
1831 Views, 9 Comments

Bombshell! Mary Marvel : Jeffrey Moy, Comic Art
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Bombshell! Mary Marvel : Jeffrey Moy

Art Details

Artist: Jeffrey Moy (Penciller)
Media Type: Pencil
Art Type: Commission
For Sale Status: NFS
Views 12384
Comments: 2
Added to Site: 11/10/2008

About the Owner

Michael Rankins Paid Member Hero Supporter
Member Since: September 2004

Bombshell! Mary Marvel : Jeffrey Moy
Artist: Jeffrey Moy (Penciller)
12384 Views, 2 Comments

Wonder Woman : Alan Patrick / Bob Almond, Comic Art
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Wonder Woman : Alan Patrick / Bob Almond

Art Details

Artist: Alan Patrick (Penciller)
Bob Almond (Inker)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Pin Up
For Sale Status: NFS
Views 598
Comments: 1
Added to Site: 5/5/2014

About the Owner

Michael Rankins Paid Member Hero Supporter
Member Since: September 2004

Wonder Woman : Alan Patrick / Bob Almond
Artist: Alan Patrick (Penciller)
Bob Almond (Inker)
598 Views, 1 Comment

Michael Rankins's Gallery Rooms

"Common Elements" Commissions : Pencil Originals (14)
"Common Elements" Commissions : Volume 1 (18)
"Common Elements" Commissions : Volume 2 (18)
"Common Elements" Commissions : Volume 3 (18)
"Common Elements" Commissions : Volume 4 (18)
"Common Elements" Commissions : Volume 5 (18)
"Common Elements" Commissions : Volume 6 (18)
"Common Elements" Commissions : Volume 7 (18)
"Common Elements" Commissions : Volume 8 (18)
"Common Elements" Commissions : Volume 9 (1)
Art For Sale! (18) For Sale
Bombshells! Superheroine Nose Art Pinups : Volume One (18)
Bombshells! Superheroine Nose Art Pinups : Volume Two (13)
Cover Recreations (1)
Doc Savage, Man of Bronze #1: Monarch of Armageddon (20)
King of Wakanda: Black Panther Art (18)
Maid of Steel: Supergirl Art (Artists A-L) (18)
Maid of Steel: Supergirl Art (Artists M-Z) (15)
Miscellaneous Pinup Art: The Coed Room (18)
Miscellaneous Pinup Art: The Men's Room (Heroes A-M) (14)
Miscellaneous Pinup Art: The Men's Room (Heroes N-Z) (9)
Miscellaneous Pinup Art: The Women's Room (Heroines A-L) (16)
Miscellaneous Pinup Art: The Women's Room (Heroines M-S) (13)
Miscellaneous Pinup Art: The Women's Room (Heroines T-Z) (9)
Miscellaneous Published Pages (3)
O Mighty Isis! Isis Art (14)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (Master Edition) (3)
Oh, Brunnhilde, You're So Lovely : Valkyrie Art (8)
Pencil Originals for Inking Commissions (40)
Photos : Big Wow ComicFest 2014 (27)
Photos : Big Wow ComicFest 2015 (18)
Photos : WonderCon 2009 (13)
Photos: Big Wow ComicFest 2013 (8)
Photos: WonderCon 2011 (6)
Pin-Ups With Pistols (4)
Shazam! Mary Marvel Art (Artists A-M) (16)
Shazam! Mary Marvel Art (Artists N-Z) (13)
She-Devil with a Sword : Red Sonja Art (5)
Sometimes I Wanda: Scarlet Witch Art (Artists A-L) (15)
Sometimes I Wanda: Scarlet Witch Art (Artists M-Z) (12)
The Spirit's Bombshells! : A Nose Art Tribute to the Women of Will Eisner (4)
The Temple of Diana: Wonder Woman Art (Artists A-F) (16)
The Temple of Diana: Wonder Woman Art (Artists G-L) (15)
The Temple of Diana: Wonder Woman Art (Artists M-P) (17)
The Temple of Diana: Wonder Woman Art (Artists Q-Z) (13)
This Woman, This Warrior: Ms. Marvel Art (Artists A-L) (14)
This Woman, This Warrior: Ms. Marvel Art (Artists M-Z) (12)
Those Who Oppose This Shield Must Yield: Captain America Art (4)
To Defend -- This Is The Pact: Taarna Art (Artists A-M) (12)
To Defend -- This Is The Pact: Taarna Art (Artists N-Z) (8)
To Know Her is to Fear Her : Spider-Woman Art (6)
Twin Sai and a Flash of Scarlet : Elektra Art (4)
Wizardress of Weather : Storm Art (Artists A-L) (15)
Wizardress of Weather : Storm Art (Artists M-Z) (7)


My Lowry
Sketchbook Posts (137)

 

Most Recent Additions (Last Update: 7/25/2017)



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"Let's Make Real News!" : Tom Derenick

Art Details

Artist: Tom Derenick (All)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Commission
For Sale Status: NFS
Views 43
Comments: 1
Added to Site: 7/25/2017

About the Owner

Michael Rankins Paid Member Hero Supporter
Member Since: September 2004

"Let's Make Real News!" : Tom Derenick
Artist: Tom Derenick (All)
43 Views, 1 Comment

Grass Kings #3 variant cover prelim : Ryan Sook, Comic Art

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Grass Kings #3 variant cover prelim : Ryan Sook

Art Details

Artist: Ryan Sook (Penciller)
Media Type: Pencil
Art Type: Prelim
For Sale Status: NFS
Views 40
Comments: 0
Added to Site: 7/21/2017

About the Owner

Michael Rankins Paid Member Hero Supporter
Member Since: September 2004

Grass Kings #3 variant cover prelim : Ryan Sook
Artist: Ryan Sook (Penciller)
40 Views



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"Who Ghost There?" : Ryan Sook

Art Details

Artist: Ryan Sook (All)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Commission
For Sale Status: NFS
Views 123
Comments: 4
Added to Site: 4/30/2017

About the Owner

Michael Rankins Paid Member Hero Supporter
Member Since: September 2004

"Who Ghost There?" : Ryan Sook
Artist: Ryan Sook (All)
123 Views, 4 Comments

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About the Owner

Michael Rankins
Premium Gallery Owner
Joined: September 2004
Ebay Id: swanshadow1
Website: http://swanshadowblog.com/
Country: UNITED STATES
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TALES FROM THE CRYPT #46 PAGE 1-7 COMPLETE STORY ( 1955, GRAHAM INGELS )

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Silver Star #2 Pg. 1 by Kirby and Royer

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Gil Fernandez, IvŠn -Original drawing in Indian ink - La Bataille- (2014)

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