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"Maces High!" : Keith Pollard / Joe Rubinstein

Artists: Keith Pollard (Penciller) ,  Josef Rubinstein (Inker)

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 Maces High!  : Keith Pollard / Joe Rubinstein Comic Art
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Artwork Details

Title: "Maces High!" : Keith Pollard / Joe Rubinstein
Artist: Keith Pollard (Penciller)
Artist: Josef Rubinstein (Inker)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Commission
For Sale Status: NFS
Views: 5,172
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Comments: 12
Added to Site: 5/24/2008
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Keith Pollard has been one of my favorite artists since I discovered him as penciler on Iron Man way back in the '70s. He probably reached his pinnacle during his acclaimed run on Thor, which many compared favorably to the legendary John Buscema. I've craved a commission from Keith since I began collecting art.

Given this Common Elements scenario pitting Thor surrogate Thunderstrike against fellow mace-wielder Hawkman, Keith attacked it like Willie Mays wheeling on a 3-2 fastball and tattooed it out of the park. Inking stalwart Joe Rubinstein deftly applied the finish work. (You can check out Keith's unadorned pencils in the CE Pencil Originals gallery.)

Thanks to CAF member Jeff Jaworski for facilitating this commission, and to Keith Pollard and Joe Rubinstein for an amazing creation. You can score some Pollard love of your own via Jeff Jaworski's site:

This is Common Elements #64.


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Hart Rieckhof 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 5/24/2008

Far out!!!! This one a real winner Michael!

Damon Owens 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 5/25/2008

Thank goodness Jeff convinced Keith Pollard to start doing commissions -- especially when the result is a masterpiece like this.

Drake Tungsten 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 9/7/2008

Pollard and Rubinstein are both still hitting on all cylinders. This is a cover-quality image... really nice!

Paul T Gould 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 12/9/2008


Mike W 
Member Since 2007

Posted on 3/1/2009

Beautiful piece!!!

Will Mongeau 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 4/22/2009

this piece is great!! the detail is amazing

Mario B. 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 7/24/2009


Shannon Weathers 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 1/12/2010

Great theme and great title. Awesome rendition of Hawkman (love that wingspan). Thanks for showcasing the often forgotten Thunderstrike. I am glad to see him in action.

Ben Herman 
Member Since 2003

Posted on 3/21/2010

Very cool piece. It's great that you got Pollard to pencil it, since he actually did draw a couple of issues of Thunderstrike. And you can never go wrong with Rubinstein inks. He always does fantastic work.

Derek Cavin 
Member Since 2007

Posted on 12/18/2010

Awesome. Great combo--characters and artists. Pollard to me is still one of the most under-rated artists. Great.

Jason Versaggi 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 6/27/2011

Very cool. Great Hawkman illustration.

Len Mihalovich 
Member Since 2012

Posted on 8/24/2012

Nice Idea for a cross over. Came out great!

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