Sunday, July 1, 2012

1996 Wonder Woman Gallery art by Jim Balent



Nice Harryhausen riff here. Not as sure about the butt biting and inflatable anatomy, though. I take back any criticisms though, because at least in a pin-up full of swords, the Amazing Amazon is appropriately busting skulls barehanded.

5 comments:

karl said...

I was a big Jim Balent fan throughout the 90s for his stellar work on Catwoman, he made her come alive. Then I followed him to his own creation Tarot, but the last few years that comics dropped off the radar, no-one seems to be to able to get it anymore.
I wish he would return to DC and do a few issues of WW, his rich legacy of sexy, xupernatural art would lend itself very well to WW.

Diabolu Frank said...

Balent seems to be 100% about Broadsword Comics. I don't recall seeing him produce work anywhere else since DC screwed him over on Catwoman. I've never read Tarot, but I read about it fairly regularly on Comics Alliance. It sounds like a hoot, but something I prefer being relayed secondhand for free.

Matt said...

Was this a cover or just a pin-up?

karl said...

Tarot was a cool comic, tho due to Lord knows what its very difficult to find it or buy it anymore.
It was a very provocative book, full of highly sexualized looking women [think Deodato back on his WW run, but magnified 200% - and then some] and lurid imagery. I have the first fifteen issues, the first two trades and a statue. It was an amazing looking comic, tho perhaps a tad strong. I loved all the Wiccan religion stuff and the background on Samhain and Halloween that used to run thru it.

Diabolu Frank said...

Just a pin-up, Matt, though you may be thinking of a Wizard Magazine cover Balent did in 1995 which featured Diana, Catwoman and Supergirl.