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I've gotten a little bit behind again here at the Idol-Head, and my big plans to work behind the scenes this Saturday have been a bust. I needed a subject for a double catch-up post, so I went back to working on "Which Martian Manhunter Villains Do You Have The Most Middling Interest In," which likely won't drop for a few more days. While constructing those link, image & commentary-heavy posts, I'll run web searches on the various rogues, occasionally stumbling upon some real surprises.
For instance, here's a 15x20" full (pencil) color piece by one of my favorite inkers of the '70s & '80s, Bruce Patterson. Featuring a period Lobo battling Justice League International, one would think the vacuum of space would have taken Blue Beetle, Fire and Ice out before the Main Man (was he even the Main Man yet by that point?) could get to them. One would assume this was meant to take place during the second year space adventure when the JLI fought Lobo, except that mission was to rescue a kidnapped Mr. Miracle, who is present here (despite his best interests.) Booster Gold and Green Lantern Guy Gardner especially look worse for wear, with only our own Martian Manhunter in a position to challenge that fraggin' bastich!
By the way, this marks the 1,000th post I've written for this blog, although only about the 901st to see publication. I really have entirely too many unfinished and/or overwhelming projects, don't I?