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    Artist August: Phil Noto (Art Feature)

    By | August 31st, 2011
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    We’ve talked before about how great Phil Noto’s art blog is, but recently Noto started a new series of images: From The Hank Pym Photo Archives. Featuring classic Marvel characters in retro settings, the series acts as photographs of familiar faces in entirely non-superheroic settings.

    Or, to put it much more simply, it’s just a collection of awesome.

    Check behind the cut to see the current collection of “photographs,” as well as an added bonus at the bottom.

    “Waiting for the Professor”, Xavier Mansion, 1966

    In honor of the Fantastic Four’s 50th Anniversary- Sue, Reed and Ben

    From the Hank Pym Photo Archives- “Janet and Jean, Stark Mansion, 1967”

    From the Hank Pym Photo Archives- “So Reed and Sue decided to throw a dinner party to welcome the Attilan Royal Family to New York. It was quite the to-do. Just about everyone in the hero circle was there. Black Bolt, Medusa, et al. were a bit surprised I suspect, but very appreciative. I got some nice shots of the budding romance between Medusa’s sister, Crystal and Johnny Storm. I think Sue may have introduced them before but the “sparks” were definitely flying that night. 
     Black Bolt seemed a bit stoic and standoff-ish, not really mingling, but since apparently a single utterance would level a couple of city blocks, I guess you couldn’t blame him. I think everyone was slightly in awe of him, as he had such a regal presence. Janet, of course, seemed to hit it off with him as I spied the two them later in the evening tucked away in a corner “talking” about who knows what.” – Henry Pym
    Continued below

    From the Hank Pym Photo Archives- Tony Stark’s Hamptons Hideaway

    From the Hank Pym Photo Archives– The Fantastic Four waiting to be brought out as part of a United Nations presentation. New York City, 1968.
    Betsy Braddock 1982- So last night Rick Remender alerted me to the fact that Psylocke’s purple hair was actually a conscious fashion choice that British model, Betsy made in 1982. So as Ricky Bobby would say, ” I like to picture my Betsy Braddock as a punk rocker hanging out the club wearin’ her Joy Division t-shirt, drinkin’ beer and smokin’ them fancy cigarettes.” Amen.

    Matthew Meylikhov

    Once upon a time, Matthew Meylikhov became the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Multiversity Comics, where he was known for his beard and fondness for cats. Then he became only one of those things. Now, if you listen really carefully at night, you may still hear from whispers on the wind a faint voice saying, "X-Men Origins: Wolverine is not as bad as everyone says it issss."