Thursday, February 22, 2024

Doomspeak #52 - Blade #2


Blade #2, Marvel Comics, cover-dated December 2006.

"Bargains in Time" by Marc Guggenheim, with art by Howard Chaykin.

What happens when Doom wants Blade to go back in time to save Doom's mommy from vampires? Will the Daywalker agree? And did Doom really know how all of this would work out, from his safe spot within his mommy's belly?

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  1. Pretty crazy that a monthly title that Chaykin did art on slipped through the cracks for me! I did not know this book existed until this show.

    Time travel stories are fraught with danger. The whole 'I know you'll do it because you already did it' conceit is fun when pulled off well.

    And Doom with supra-fetal-vision is too weird for me to think about.

    Great to hear the 'behind the scenes' script stuff. I wonder what it is like for someone grizzled like Chaykin, and so very accomplished like Chaykin, to deal with 'full script'. If he thinks he could visualize things better does he talk to the writer? Draw it the way he wants? Or shrug and follow the script? Perhaps I'll ask him at Terrificon?

    1. Glad to bring you some unknown Chaykin!

      I am also curious what his preferred method for doing art. Must be strange moving back-and-forth between being a writer-artist and then solely an artist working with another writer.