This is a recent 2014 Classic Cap, also part of the 75th anniversary celebrations for Marvel.
The great realist hasn’t been immune to criticism himself. Where some see totemic homages to childhood heroes, others see stiff, stationary super-slabs. He’s also run the risk of making a name for reimagining lesser-known heroes, such as Green Hornet and Vampirella.
His old pal, for one, would love to see the artist strike out by himself. “If he did something new, people would pay attention,” says Kurt. Alex did design new characters for Astro City, but, “I bug him every now and then to do something of his own,” he says, “because who wants to go through a whole career and wind up owning almost nothing you’ve done?”
True, he may not own any of his beloved characters, but Alex’s illustrative style remains all his own.