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December 29, 2010

Before They Were Comic Book Stars #9 Kelley Jones

Filed under: Before They Were (Comic Book) Stars — Doorman @ 11:03 am

Not every comic writer or artist starts at the top, working on books like Batman or X-Men. In fact, most don’t even start at Marvel or DC. Here’s a look at some work by comic book creators … before they were stars.

Chrome #1 by Kelley JonesWhether or not you’re a fan of his enormous, flowing cape design you’ve got to admit that Kelley Jones has created one of the most memorable Batman looks the character has seen in sixty years. His work on the news-making Knightfall storyline propelled him to comic stardom but, a decade earlier he was cutting his teeth on lower-tier Marvel titles like Micronauts: the New Voyages (1984) and even indy titles like Hot Comics’ Chrome (1986).

Chrome was released during the black and white indy glut of comics hoping to replicate the success of Eastman & Laird’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The unfinished series focused on a mystery trying to discover the true identity of an astronaut sealed within an experimental space-suit.

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