Thursday, April 8, 2010

More Side-By-Side Don Newton- Phantom #68

This was inspired by an e-mail I received from Jungle Patrol member Michael Wurl, aka: The Apocolyte. Michael wrote me the following:

"In my webby travels I came across this beautiful Don Newton cover painting that I thought you may enjoy, or perhaps post.
You're under no obligation to post it, but when I saw it I naturally thought of you!"

Well, first of all, it warms the heart of The Ghost Who Blogs to know you're thinking of me when you see Phantom art. But besides that, you've inspired me to do another post highlighting the contrast between the beautiful paintings Don Newton did for Charlton, vs. the printed piece.

The point of all this is not to dump on Charlton, but rather to highlight how much more beautiful the original paintings were than the kick-ass covers they became.

So, here's to you, Michael Wurl! For providing me with fodder for yet another post, you receive The Good Mark!



  1. Aaron,
    Thanks for the kind words, and you honor me! I don't know if I deserve the wonderful Good Mark, but thank you for giving us all the awesome Phantom posts here on your blog.

    What we should continue to recognize is that beautiful painting by Mr. Newton! It is rather sad how washed out the colors were on the printed version. Newton was certainly a talented artist who left us too soon. If I get a Good Mark, Don Newton gets 100 (x 100)!
    Thanks again.

  2. Thank you, Prabhat! Your blog that serves as a directory of other blogs is amazing!

  3. I'm glad you're enjoying it. Welcome aboard!

  4. i was just cleaning out some old boxes and I found this issue (in pretty bad shape)