Last week we got thrown back in discovering Frank Millers first work on Daredevil, a character he ended up boosting the popularity of at Marvel and in the Marvel Universe with his awesome artwork and writing. So in the spirit of firsts for creators, we go back to 1987.
The book we focus in on is Alpha Flight #51. What’s so special about this issue?
Well, if you’re a Jim Lee fan, this was his first work done at Marvel that kicked off his career.
Jim Lee has been an established artist for many decades, starting his career at Marvel and became well known for his Punisher War Journal work and cover art; then went on to gain popularity with his work on X-Men.
For such a well known and established artist who is now at DC Comics, Alpha Flight is at what most would consider bargain prices.
Alpha Flight #53 was his first cover art which none other has Wolverine on the cover.
He’s come a long way since these early days. From Marvel he went on to help establish Image Comics and to this day, I thought WildC.A.T.S. #2 prism cover was just the coolest cover ever when it first hit comic shop stands.
It was one of those books I’d end up checking each month in Wizard Magazine to see if the value went up or not. It’s one of the few books I do believe survived the teenage purge of books of mine and is still in my personal collection.
Tell us if you’re a Jim Lee fan in the comments. If you are, what’s your favorite Jim Lee cover or art whether it’s from his time at Marvel, DC or Image? That’s this weeks Throwback!