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Hawbaker was a Neal Adams clone who did some sweet looking art for Marvel Comics on such cultural detritus as Nomad and Werewolf by Night. I figured he must have seriously pissed off some editors, because it wasn't long before he was doing covers for Lightning Comics dreck like Hellina, a bad girl best known for pioneering going the full monty on variant covers. Before the '90s were out, he seemed to fall off the face of the Earth.
I'd begun to take the web site Comic Art Fans for granted, because I'd already posted links to most of the best Martian Manhunter art there. It came as a terrific shock to visit recently and find pieces by two of the biggest names of the '90s and Samuel Clarke Hawbaker. Given that both Adams and Michael Netzer had handled the character in the '70s, there's some nice continuity here (pun unintended, but appreciated retrospectively.) If Hawbaker is on the convention circuit now, I hope I can snag a piece next summer. Anybody interested in a topless D'Kay D'Razz?