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Hawkman and Aquaman Pinup by Steve Pugh
This sketch is not really a sketch, but a full-on pinup by Steve Pugh. It comes from the JLA Gallery, and not only features the Winged Wonder but also the King of the Seven Seas, Aquaman! These are two characters I always thought should be portrayed together more, as they have a good deal in common: ancient kingdoms, animal affinities, a love of babes with red hair, the inability to support a long running solo title... the list goes on and on. Pugh is best known for his work on Animal Man and the Saint of Killers miniseries with Garth Ennis. His work is very dynamic in this piece, almost like a cartoon version of the two heroes. His take on Hawkman is nice, with a simple costume and colors. I especially like the grimace on his face! Thanks to rob! over at The Aquaman Shrine who originally posted this sweet image! Image: Hawkman & Aquaman pinup, 1997, Steve Pugh, retrieved from The Aquaman Shrine.
I've been a fan of Steve Pugh since his brief run on "Grimjack" around '90-91, but he's really not a good guy for mainstream DC characters. Poor Aquaman looks cross-eyed and painless.
I thought about seeing if you wanted to do a blog team-up, but after the Firestorm one I'm plum exhausted!
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