The Cornered Blog is a website that's dedicated to those little character profiles that show up in the left-hand corner of some comics. These mini-marvels might be a Silver Age relic at this point, but there's something to be said for nostalgia, and the comics industry is full of that. Much of the corner art featured on the blog is redrawn from original images as loving homages to covers of old. Just recently, the corner art on an upcoming issue of Teddy and the Yeti was featured on the website!
This cover clip has some art by Pietro, one of my favorite artists going. This cover, though you can't see the full image, obviously, does harken back to one of my favorite covers of the Silver Age.
Many thank to Jon from the Cornered Blog for the post and the good press. You should check out the full site here - http://corneredblog.blogspot.com - but be prepared to spend a lot of time digging through all of the images.
Not surprisingly, the Thing is one of the most popular characters on the site, with homages to the Fantastic Four, Marvel Two-in-One and the Thing solo series aplenty. Here are a few!
The Thing and Man-Thing! From Marvel Two-in-One #43, by Flynn Nichols.
"Calamity" Jon Morris, owner of the site, must be a big fan of the Two-in-One series, because he's got a number of entries similar to this one above, from issues 52, 53 and 55 ("The Pegasus Project"!) of the series featuring Moon Knight, Quasar and Giant Man/Black Goliath...and the Thing!
Here's one of my favorites...it's a classic Kirby homage from Michael Lynch! Very cool.
Check out the Cornered Blog and enjoy the nostalgia!