EXCLUSIVE - PLANET COMICS 66 REPRINT, WITH REIMAGINED COVER
<p>An MBartist exclusive, select content from the classic PLANET COMICS #66 comic book reprinted with reimagined cover art by Joe Rubinstein (2020) including reproductions of classic stories as well as the original cover art (1952 Maurice Whitman).</p>
MBartist Exclusive, Golden Age of Comics Reprint (Partial) - 16 pages of select content from the classic PLANET COMICS #66 comic book reprinted with reimagined cover art by Joe Rubinstein (2020). Contents include reproductions of classic stories and characters, as well as the original cover art (1952 Maurice Whitman).
The partial reprints were first produced in 2020 as a pilot project.
PLANET COMICS #66: HEROSIM MIRRORED exclusive variant cover by Joe Rubinstein
"I chose this cover because the guy was being rescued by the girl. I thought that was fun and different. My cover is not a typical recreation, following normal expectations. I kept the pose and same composition as the original but looked at it from the opposite perspective. I kept true to the costumes and colors to give it that period look but in my style. I wanted to create something different than what everybody else might do.” - Joe Rubinstein
About PLANET COMICS
A property of Fiction House, the original atomic age, a science fiction adventure book was published in 1946, with pencils and inks by Joe Doolin. The chilling cover art of the hero Mysta strapped to a table at the mercy of the villainous Medusa is not directly related to the story inside, but shares some thematic traits. Planet Comics volume one ran from 1940 to 1953, featuring an adventurous mix of science fiction stories taking place in other worlds, and across time and space. It inspired the imaginations of readers seeking to escape reality in favor of chasing opportunities to discover new worlds, battle horrible foes, and save damsels in distress.
An early adopter of “good girl art,” Planet Comics’ covers often featured a beautiful woman with long bare legs being menaced by a frightful alien, monster, or villain. On occasion, artists would reverse the formula and have the beautiful woman in the role of hero, racing to the aid of a male captive.
About the Creator, Joe Rubinstein
Josef "Joe" Rubinstein, born in Germany 1958 is a Hall of Fame comic book artist whose storied career spans more than four decades with notable credits that include the acclaimed 1982 Wolverine mini-series, the Infinity Gauntlet series and The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe. Joe is known to be the artist to have given artist Art Adams (the Uncanny X-Men) his first professional work and nurtured the careers of Kyle Baker (Plastic Man), Jose Marzan, Jr. (The Flash) and Dale Keown (The Incredible Hulk). Joe’s record-setting post on Marvel Comics' saw him ink more pencillers than any other inker in history (and more than 2,500 comic books). He currently enjoys exploring painting techniques and creating portraits.
About the Experience
MBartist Golden Age of Comics reprints are printed in limited edition, in a size similar to the era of the original production, measuring approximately 7.25" x 10.5". Each book is packaged with a ridged backboard in a protective Crystal Clear bag.
The 4-ply, double sided, super smooth, illustration board is made from 100% recycled fiber, and 90% post-consumer waste product. Manufactured at an alkaline pH. The flap-seal Crystal Clear bags come with re-sealable adhesive strips on the flap, allowing them to be folded and sealed over the opening of the bag. The Crystal Clear optical clarity, high quality material will not easily rip, tear, wrinkle, or fog. The material is acid and lignin free, archival safe, made with 10% recycled content and approximately 1.6 mil in thickness.