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The Sentinels #165 Nov 1975 - Chris Ivy (All)

Artists: Christopher Ivy (Penciller) ,  Christopher Ivy (Inker) ,  Christopher Ivy (All)

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The Sentinels #165 Nov 1975 - Chris Ivy (All) Comic Art


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Title: The Sentinels #165 Nov 1975 - Chris Ivy (All)
Artist: Christopher Ivy (Penciller)
Artist: Christopher Ivy (Inker)
Artist: Christopher Ivy (All)
Media Type: Mixed Media
Art Type: Commission
For Sale Status: NFS
Views: 831
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Added to Site: 3/31/2012
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Managed to pick up the original art on eBay for this great issue:

The Sentinels #165 (Nov 1975):
"Nous Accusons!!"

The Sentinels are accused of murdering their WWII-era predecessors, the Freedom Brigade - by the Freedom Brigade!!

Confusion abounds as the current line-up of the Sentinels is comprised largely of the time-traveling group of WWII heroes (and ex-FB members) the Black Orchid, the Arrow, Silver Streak, and the Grim Reaper.

Long-time Sentinel Hydroman is a little shocked to see Nelvana among the "ghosts", as she was one of the founding members of the Sentinels team several years previous! She's also supposed to be immortal.

This issue features the first appearance of Nightro in decades, an adult "Kid Terror", and a younger version of The Clock, another Sentinels member from 1968 (at least).

What the heck is going on!?!?! Time-travel? Ghosts? Robots? Illusions? There's only one way to find out - buy this issue!!!

Setting the Standard in Comics!!


The Freedom Brigade is my Standard Comics super-team. By the end of WWII, the Brigade would have been comprised of every mystery-man (and woman) of the Allies, like Thomas's All-Star Squadron concept. Although, the retroactive "Freedom Brigade" series wouldn't "actually" come out for about 4 years after this issue mentions the team. Yeah, it's a bit confusing, especially since I'm making this up as I go! But, anything is possible in super-hero comics. Hopefully, all will be explained when some of my other commissions come in - there is a vague overarching storyline for the millions of fans.... well, for me, since I don't imagine anyone else cares. ;-(

This cover is a recasting of "Justice League of America" #124 (Nov 1975). (I actually did the math from the first Sentinels issue to match the date of the JLA issue - NERD!!) The original cover done by DC's cover guru, Ernie Chan.

Chris Ivy produced the pencils, inks, the original logos, - well, everything!! Including the fake out "make it look like an old original art page", one of my brainstorms after seeing the original cover art (OA) for JLA124 up for sale and thinking it would be cool to do a fake "original", duplicating the kind of paste-ups and bristol paper conditions that a real OA cover would have. Chris did the faces at the top in various artist's styles, as I believe that's how the DC Line of Super-Stars banner at the top of the original was done. My memory isn't what is used to be. [6/1/13: Nope, they were drawn by Neal Adams] Then he made them look like paste-ups, old school! Really a great job on all fronts!

See some of the additional images for more of the process.

The adult "Kid Terror" mirrors the adult Robin, although the Black Terror is nowhere to be seen. Well, I likes Grim Reaper, so there. Also, I have other plans for the Terror. Yes, plans. Mwa-ha-ha!

I think Zongar (the guy in the far right of the cloud) looks particularly awesome. His spirit servant is the cloud and you can see his big goofy face in the middle. Nelvana looks pretty bad-ass to me, too.

Roll Call (and who they are standing in for)
Freedom Brigade - Earth-Two Justice Society:
Nelvana - Wonder Woman
Nightro - Dr. Mid-Nite
Kid Terror - Robin
Cat-Man - Wildcat
Zongar - Johnny Thunder
Clock - Hourman

Sentinels - Earth-One Justice League:
Hydroman - Aquaman
Airman - Hawkman
Silver Streak - Flash
The Arrow - Green Arrow
Black Orchid - Black Canary
Grim Reaper - Batman

The title is French for "We Accuse", a little play on "J'accuse!", an anti-war film from 1919 wherein (SPOILER ALERT) the dead return. Also, with the accusing-ness of the Brigade.


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Kevin Moorhead 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 4/1/2012

That is some _serious_ work on Chris's part. congrats Roy

Aidan (Re-Legion ) Lacy 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 4/1/2012

This is IMPRESSIVE..A lot of creativity, time & talent went into this piece from both of you

Hart Rieckhof 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 11/15/2012


Fred DeBoom 
Member Since 2003

Posted on 4/18/2014

!!! WOW !!! - This Retro cover is STAGGERINGLY COOL!!!

Will Gabri-El 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 4/18/2014

Have to echo previous comments…lots of creativity, great work!

Michael One Minute Later  
Member Since 2005

Posted on 4/19/2014

Wow, seriously, this is one of my favorite commissions of the past few years -- this is wonderful!!!

Roy Johnson 
Member Since 2010

Posted on 7/3/2014

Michael One Minute Later wrote:

Wow, seriously, this is one of my favorite commissions of the past few years -- this is wonderful!!!

Praise from one of the Masters - thanks! Fun stuff to do.

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