Sunday, July 29, 2012

Plaything-Tony Mortellaro-1953

Here's an early sci-fi piece from Tony Mortellaro. Solver Age Marvel fans will have seen his work--whether they know it or not--on SPIDER-MAN. The artist worked as an assistant to John Romita and often did the backgrounds and cityscapes in Spidey comics. To make sure we know that he sometimes snuck in portions of signs or headlines or billboards that had some portion of the phrase, "Backgrounds by Mortellaro." Check just about any Romita-drawn Marvel from at least 1970 on for these Easter Eggs.

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