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The Avengers Team Up With The Uncanny X-Men - In-House Promo Ad (Imaginary)

Artists: Mitch Ballard (Penciller) ,  Mitch Ballard (Inker) ,  Christopher Ivy (Letterer)

12 Comments  -   1,066 Views  -   0 Like

The Avengers Team Up With The Uncanny X-Men - In-House Promo Ad (Imaginary) Comic Art
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Artwork Details

Title: The Avengers Team Up With The Uncanny X-Men - In-House Promo Ad (Imaginary)
Artist: Mitch Ballard (Penciller)
Artist: Mitch Ballard (Inker)
Artist: Christopher Ivy (Letterer)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Commission
For Sale Status: NFS
Views: 1,066
Likes on CAF:
Comments: 12
Added to Site: 1/27/2014
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Everyone into the wayback machine! The latest and greatest from the pulchritudinous pen of Mighty Mitch Ballard!

I'd seen this ad pop up many times over the years and knew that there was something in it that I wanted. I mean, not knocking the Titans but I've never really been a fan of the Outsiders. I'd come across it again a few months back and the image of the original earth monsters as Doom's Servo-Guards popped into my head and I knew what this would be :) I was just pleased to see how the line-up's in the Avengers and X-Men synched up. Mitch's idea of how to pair up Toad and Storm was great as was his placement for Kurt. _Very_ happy with this :)

Originally this was just going to be the art itself but once I saw it I knew that it needed to be a "proper" in-house ad and so I headed off to Cuddly Chris Ivy for some of his magnificent lettering work. I am doubly happy :)

Full props and many thanks, as always, to Mitch and Chris :)

Originally size 22x17


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Jonathan Mueller wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
That's a sweet commission! So much to love! Congrats and thanks for sharing!
Posted on 1/27/2014

D Sugar wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
A great all out battle with a tremendous amount of characters and fantastic finishing touches by Chris. Mitch does it again. Congrats!
Posted on 1/27/2014

Joshua McCoy wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Oooooh! That's awesome! Another Ballard Beauty in the Might Marvel Manner! And that Ivy guy may have a future in this biz! :)
Posted on 1/27/2014

Rob Shalda wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Wow! So much going on had to to hit the "Click here for larger veiw" tab! Mitch really went all out on this. I agree that Chris Ivy add's an excellent finishing touch to this promo piece! Very nice Kevin!
Posted on 1/27/2014

michael dunne wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Classically Nice!
Posted on 1/27/2014

Mike W wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Love it!!!!! Love it!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted on 1/27/2014

Roy Johnson wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
You've "never really been a fan of the Outsiders"? That does not compute. But, the Avengers are a suitable substitute I guess. Nice stuff.
Posted on 1/27/2014

Patrick  Brooks wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
This is GREAT!! Brings back so many fond memories of when cross-overs were simpler and one could enjoy a story without having to buy ever book in the Marvel Universe. Bollard did a fantastic job. Thanks for sharing.
Posted on 1/28/2014

Kevin Moorhead wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Roy Johnson said:
You've "never really been a fan of the Outsiders"? That does not compute. But, the Avengers are a suitable substitute I guess. Nice stuff.

yeah, the Outsiders just seemed a little to "random group of characters" to me ;)
Posted on 1/28/2014

Bill C wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Absolutely stellar piece.
Posted on 1/28/2014

Michael One Minute Later wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Great commission Mr. Moorhead!!!
Posted on 1/31/2014

Bill Raupp wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Soooooooo Cool!
Posted on 2/10/2014

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