And now, my favorite comic book promo poster of all time.

§ February 15th, 2019 § Filed under promo § 5 Comments

Straight outta 1994, this promo poster made me laugh at the sheer chutzpah of it:

…and I absolutely 100% do not mean that in a bad way. I admire the salesmanship at work here. “Hey, you know that impossibly-hot superstar artist? Yeah, this guy is just as amazing, so get on board!” More power to ’em, I say.

I know, that was a lot of promo material in your faces here over the last couple of weeks. I’ll try to have a little something different next time, I promise…unless I find more cool promo posters, of course.

5 Responses to “And now, my favorite comic book promo poster of all time.”

  • Thelonious_Nick says:

    Hahaha–it reminds me of the query letters to literary agents by aspiring novelists on this site:

  • James says:

    It was a time of massively unwieldy capes. How much ninja-ing could possibly be done in a cape that has to be managed as much as that one? It practically announces itself, defeating the stealthiness of ninjastics. Go home, Zen Intergalactic Ninja, you’re drunk.

    Also, I looked up Bill Maus, and… um… let’s just say he has gone decidedly away from the Todd McFarlane end of the spectrum, if he ever was there in the first place.

    PS – Did you know there was a Zen Intergalactic Ninja NES game?

    PSS – Can we just abbreviate that to ZIN? Thanks.

  • Thom H. says:

    @James: THANK YOU. I can’t stand all that cape business. Not on ZIN, not on Spawn, not on Superman. Let’s all calm down a little with our capes, please.

    And what in the world is going on in the rest of that image? Is he in a barn…that’s exploding? Ugh – the 90s were a weird time.

  • James says:

    @Thom – It’s insane, isn’t it? How do you not trip all over those things. I think the only person who should have had more cape in their images would be Rob Liefeld, if only to cover up his character’s legs.

    Also, what is with that chain? I can’t even begin to understand the point of that.

  • Jack says:

    Pretty sure the insane cape and the chain are Spawn references, and that art might in fact be based on a particular McFarlane piece; in fact a quick search of the Googles tells me that Zen normally didn’t wear a cape, so, yeah. Going the extra mile for the McFarlane joke.