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Sal Buscema - Defenders 2 - page 2 and 3 - Silver Surfer Namor Dr. Strange

Artists: Sal Buscema (Penciller) ,  John Verpoorten (Inker)

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Sal Buscema - Defenders 2 - page 2 and 3 - Silver Surfer Namor Dr. Strange Comic Art
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Title: Sal Buscema - Defenders 2 - page 2 and 3 - Silver Surfer Namor Dr. Strange
Artist: Sal Buscema (Penciller)
Artist: John Verpoorten (Inker)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Double Page Splash
For Sale Status: NFS
Views: 3,366
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Favorited on CAF: 1
Comments: 25
Added to Site: 10/7/2013
Comic Art Archive: The Defenders
Issue: 2   Page: 2


I firmly believe Sal Buscema to be one of the best artists ever to grace Marvel comics. When it comes to Bronze Age, the best Sal Buscema is absolutely on par with the best Byrne and Perez, IMHO. People always recognise Sal's storytelling. But this double page splash shows how bold he could be in layout. Note how the left hand page's "emptyness" provides the depth for the dynamic right hand page. And the pose of Silver Surfer and Namor was not easy to pull off, I would say.

Razor sharp inks by Verpoorten, perfect for the Silver Surfer.

Interestingly, the two pages are not joint together. I am not sure they ever were. I checked the comic and the double splash is indeed split in two separate large panels.

This was one of my Defenders grails, and I am glad to say it looks amazing in person.


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Eric DLS wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
WOW!!!!! What a fantastic double splash by Sal. That image of Surfer pulling Namor away is INCREDIBLE! I wish the Hulk was included in the page somewhere, but as is, it's still a phenomenal splash from my favorite team book ever! Congratulations my friend.
Posted on 10/7/2013

Bob  Kopman wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Incredible page. Wow!
Posted on 10/7/2013

Aidan (Re-Legion ) Lacy wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Oh Wow !!! This is beautiful...
Posted on 10/7/2013

Kirk  Dilbeck wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
What a grab! I am jealous. Congrats my friend!!I so agree with this:I firmly believe Sal Buscema to be one of the best artists ever to grace Marvel comics.
Posted on 10/7/2013

Mike W wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Vintage Marvel Magic!!!!!
Posted on 10/7/2013

Lee Benaka wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
I'm a huge Sal Buscema fan too, and I think this Defenders splash is just amazing. Congrats, and thanks for sharing this beauty!
Posted on 10/7/2013

Bill Thomson wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
WHOA!!! What am absolutely phenomenal double page splash of Marvel magic!!!
Posted on 10/7/2013

Weng Keong Tam wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Congratulations to another Sal Defenders fan
Posted on 10/8/2013

J L wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
That's fantastic!!!! Congrats on such a cool dps!!!!
Posted on 10/8/2013

JAUME VAQUER MESTRE wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
WOOOOOOWWWW!!!! One of the most wonderful images from that book. Artist Paco Diaz has told me lots of times how much he loves it, by the way.
Posted on 10/8/2013

Ivan Rauseo wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Mind-blow dps!!! It's not the kind of page you see everyday. Congrats Carlo!!
Posted on 10/8/2013

Michael  Mikulovsky wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Amazing piece congrads! I loved Sal's early work & when he had great inkers! Totally underated! Congrads!
Posted on 10/8/2013

Nick Katradis wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Carlo, inredible DPS! ps: if anyone ever disputes that the Bronze Age was the greatest time for comic fans, just give them a glimpse of this superb Sal Buscema masterpiece!
Posted on 10/8/2013

Colorado Kid wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Amazing DPS by one of Marvel's all-time best. I agree with you, Carlo. Sal Buscema is right at the top and you have the proof!
Posted on 10/8/2013

LB Jefferies wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Holy Moly, I love this!!!
Posted on 10/8/2013

Eelco V wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Congrats from another Sal Buscema Defenders fan! Wonderful spread.
Posted on 10/8/2013

Dino Mauricio wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Spectacular DPS, awesome action-packed Surfer piece...Congrats!
Posted on 10/8/2013

Carlos DS wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
stunning piece!! congrats !!
Posted on 10/8/2013

Olivier D wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
My goodness, is this a gem or what? Really jaw dropping dps with my top 2 characters..... BRAVO!!!!
Posted on 10/9/2013

Alex B wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Classic ! Congrats for this awesome dps. Perfect Marvel Magic by Buscema.
Posted on 10/19/2013

Julien Beccalori wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Nice pick up. I'm not a huge fan o Sal Buscema's work, but I have to admit he has a unique sense of pacing and storytelling. It's very dynamic, we know what's happening in a glimpse, even without any word balloons. And the rendition of the Silver Surfer and Namor are well done, we can "read" determination and surprise on their respective faces. I miss this kind of artist.
Posted on 10/20/2013

Mark Byrn wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
FANTASTIC Double Page Defenders Splash page! Congrats on owning such a great art page.
Posted on 10/21/2013

Johan Tudts wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Awesome double Splash ! What a gem +++
Posted on 10/27/2013

Anthony Bryan wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
I love the movement & how it flows. hard to beat Buscema.
Posted on 8/18/2016

Dave W ( wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Wow, breath-taking double pager! I wholeheartedly agree with you about Sal's place as one of the greatest artists to pick up a Marvel pencil. Congrats on this absolute beauty!
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