Sunday, May 6, 2012

The AVENGERS, EARTH's FIRST HEROES

The Avengers - Earth's First Heroes
The Avengers - Earth's First Heroes
The Avengers: Thor

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Hello Pulp Friends,

with the AVENGERS movie been released this week (and being one of the greatest superhero movies to date), I couldn't help sharing on Pulp Sunday my take on this beloved team of heroes: Hulk the Druid (a Celtic primeval force of nature), Captain Amerigo (from the New World), Thor himself, and an unknown mysterious clad-armored gladiator known as Iron Man . Together they are The AVENGERS, EARTH's FIRST HEROES and they fight evils and undead armies. Think of MARVEL meets LOTR. How does that sound? :)

This idea would fit perfectly in one of those WHAT IF mini at MARVEL: maybe if I put together the full pitch they might let me do it too ;)

The second piece illustrating the Avengers fighting the dead in the snow was drawn by my dear friend Steve Gordon, who penciled the piece inspired by my idea. Steve graciously allowed me to ink and color the art so to have the image you see above. 

Planning to do more art about this, like the single shot of Thor riding the horse above.

Have a great Pulp Sunday everyone.

Cheers,
Francesco

AVENGERS EFH Concept & Artwork © 2011 Francesco Francavilla
The AVENGERS created by Stan Lee & Jack Kirby ~  © 2012 Marvel

9 comments:

Unknown said...

I always saw the medieval Hulk as Cú Chulainn. Less a shamanistic druid and more a raging warrior. It fits a little better with the pulp aesthetic too- Cu Chulainn is a hero, but a dark one, barely in control of himself- I recall one bit where he hulked out while having sex with a pair of ladies and smashed their skulls together, killing them.

Man, those Irish, amirite?

Ivan said...

Holy moly.

Marcos Faria said...

What, haven't you read Gaiman's "1602"?

ilsson siriani said...
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ilsson siriani said...

Very cool man!

Dennis said...

Hank Pym gets no respect. He's the Rodney Dangerfield of comics (well, the OTHER kind of comics).

The character Unknown describes (Cú Chulainn) sounds exactly like SLAINE (which I am informed is properly pronounced as "SHLARN") from the UK 2000 AD comic.

Maяcoooo said...

shut up and take my money!!

Hagenissen Gnurf said...

That's great!

Would love to read that comic. Half the plot and story is kind of written by the cast in that setting.

Reminds me of some of the better Conan stories.

Hack, slash, gore ftw!

Chuck Wells said...

Strange how these illustrations really make me wanna see this version hit the stands. Great job guys!