A Brian Bolland page for a cancelled 1988 Superman project intended to celebrate the opening of the Superman Museum in Cleveland. Designed to homage Curt Swan, the page would’ve sat next to work by Kevin O’Neil, Alan Davis, Dave Gibbons, Mark Farmer, John Higgins and Gary Leach.
1980’s BEM #27 featured this remarkable double-page jam in its centre pages. My mini-scanner can’t reproduce it in its full form, but I still think it’s worth posting in two halves.(My grateful thanks to the splendid Mark Crabtree for subsequently producing the completed page at the head of this post as a kindness.) Martin Lock’s editorial explained the circumstances under which the piece was created:
As best as I can decipher, the creators and characters are; Nightcrawler bv John Byrne, Judge Dredd by Brian Bolland, Ro-Jaws by Kevin O’Neill, Mike Mauser by Joe Staton, Spider-Man by Rich Buckler, Iron Man by Jerry Bingham, Iron Fist by Rudy Nebres (?), Warlock and Howard The Duck & co by Steve Leialoha, and Pro Rata by Dave Simons. There’s also characters contributed by John Bolton and Hunt Emerson that I can’t identify. I’m also unsure who was responsible for the Hulk and the Mekon, while I’ve shamefully no idea at all who the character second from the left at the front is. All information and corrections will be very much appreciated.