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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 4013
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)
4013 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 949
Comments: 6
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)
949 Views, 6 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 857
Comments: 8
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)
857 Views, 8 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 573
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)
573 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 1268
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)
1268 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 4728
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)
4728 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 2889
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)
2889 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 4583
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)
4583 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 3983
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)
3983 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 1726
Comments: 8
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)
1726 Views, 8 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 12078
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)
12078 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 515
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)
515 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 (12)
Art For Sale! (18) For Sale
Bombshells! Superheroine Nose Art Pinups : Volume One (18)
Bombshells! Superheroine Nose Art Pinups : Volume Two (12)
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 (3)
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: 11/21/2016)

Black Panther : Steven Butler, Comic Art

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Black Panther : Steven Butler

Art Details

Artist: Steven Butler (All)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Commission
For Sale Status: NFS
Views 117
Comments: 10
Added to Site: 11/21/2016

About the Owner

Michael Rankins Paid Member Hero Supporter
Member Since: September 2004

Black Panther : Steven Butler
Artist: Steven Butler (All)
117 Views, 10 Comments



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"Things Are About to Get Hairy" : Casey Jones

Art Details

Artist: Casey Jones (All)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Commission
For Sale Status: NFS
Views 193
Comments: 5
Added to Site: 9/5/2016

About the Owner

Michael Rankins Paid Member Hero Supporter
Member Since: September 2004

"Things Are About to Get Hairy" : Casey Jones
Artist: Casey Jones (All)
193 Views, 5 Comments



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"Who's Your Goblin King Now?" : Arvell Jones

Art Details

Artist: Arvell Jones (Penciller)
Media Type: Pencil
Art Type: Commission
For Sale Status: NFS
Views 172
Comments: 5
Added to Site: 9/5/2016

About the Owner

Michael Rankins Paid Member Hero Supporter
Member Since: September 2004

"Who's Your Goblin King Now?" : Arvell Jones
Artist: Arvell Jones (Penciller)
172 Views, 5 Comments

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Michael Rankins
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Joined: September 2004
Ebay Id: swanshadow1
Website: http://swanshadowblog.com/
 
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