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Rankins, Michael

My life with comics: I read my first superhero comic book, Fantastic Four Annual #3, when I was five years old. I read Marvel avidly, and DC furtively, from 1967 until I graduated from college in 1984. My collection focuses on commissioned art rather than published pages, because I'm egocentric enough to find it wicked cool that professional artists will draw stuff just for me. My signature theme, Common Elements, features scenarios pairing unrelated comics heroes and heroines who share some quality (often obscure) in... well... common. My Bombshells! theme showcases Golden Age superheroines in vintage bomber nose art-styled pinups. You can read my slavering blather about my art collection every Friday on my weblog, SwanShadow Thinks Out Loud: http://swanshadowblog.com/

Doc Savage and Patricia Savage: Darryl Banks, Comic Art
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Doc Savage and Patricia Savage: Darryl Banks

Art Details

Artist: Darryl Banks (Penciller)
Darryl Banks (Inker)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Commission
For Sale Status: NFS
Views 5476
Comments: 3
Added to Site: 1/7/2005

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Member Since: September 2004

Doc Savage and Patricia Savage: Darryl Banks
Artist: Darryl Banks (Penciller)
Darryl Banks (Inker)
5476 Views, 3 Comments


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"Did Someone Call For a Doctor?" : Frank Brunner

Art Details

Artist: Frank Brunner (Penciller)
Media Type: Pencil
Art Type: Commission
For Sale Status: NFS
Views 884
Comments: 7
Added to Site: 2/20/2012

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Michael Rankins Paid Member Hero Supporter
Member Since: September 2004

"Did Someone Call For a Doctor?" : Frank Brunner
Artist: Frank Brunner (Penciller)
884 Views, 7 Comments


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"Night Warriors" : Darick Robertson

Art Details

Artist: Darick Robertson (Penciller)
Media Type: Pencil
Art Type: Commission
For Sale Status: NFS
Views 4766
Comments: 8
Added to Site: 9/30/2006

About the Owner

Michael Rankins Paid Member Hero Supporter
Member Since: September 2004

"Night Warriors" : Darick Robertson
Artist: Darick Robertson (Penciller)
4766 Views, 8 Comments

Mary Marvel: Steve Mannion, Comic Art
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Mary Marvel: Steve Mannion

Art Details

Artist: Steve Mannion (Penciller)
Media Type: Pencil
Art Type: Commission
For Sale Status: NFS
Views 4254
Comments: 4
Added to Site: 6/7/2005

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Michael Rankins Paid Member Hero Supporter
Member Since: September 2004

Mary Marvel: Steve Mannion
Artist: Steve Mannion (Penciller)
4254 Views, 4 Comments


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"Catfight of the Bands!" : Gene Gonzales

Art Details

Artist: Gene Gonzales (All)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Commission
For Sale Status: NFS
Views 3126
Comments: 9
Added to Site: 9/4/2009

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Member Since: September 2004

"Catfight of the Bands!" : Gene Gonzales
Artist: Gene Gonzales (All)
3126 Views, 9 Comments


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"Spider-Women" : Michael Dooney / Josef Rubinstein

Art Details

Artist: Michael Dooney (Penciller)
Josef Rubinstein (Inker)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Commission
For Sale Status: NFS
Views 3581
Comments: 2
Added to Site: 10/22/2007

About the Owner

Michael Rankins Paid Member Hero Supporter
Member Since: September 2004

"Spider-Women" : Michael Dooney / Josef Rubinstein
Artist: Michael Dooney (Penciller)
Josef Rubinstein (Inker)
3581 Views, 2 Comments


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"Maces High!" : Keith Pollard / Joe Rubinstein

Art Details

Artist: Keith Pollard (Penciller)
Josef Rubinstein (Inker)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Commission
For Sale Status: NFS
Views 4216
Comments: 12
Added to Site: 5/24/2008

About the Owner

Michael Rankins Paid Member Hero Supporter
Member Since: September 2004

"Maces High!" : Keith Pollard / Joe Rubinstein
Artist: Keith Pollard (Penciller)
Josef Rubinstein (Inker)
4216 Views, 12 Comments


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"Bats Out of Hell" : Bob Budiansky

Art Details

Artist: Bob Budiansky (All)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Commission
For Sale Status: NFS
Views 2348
Comments: 8
Added to Site: 4/27/2011

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Member Since: September 2004

"Bats Out of Hell" : Bob Budiansky
Artist: Bob Budiansky (All)
2348 Views, 8 Comments

Wonder Woman: Geof Isherwood, Comic Art
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Wonder Woman: Geof Isherwood

Art Details

Artist: Geof Isherwood (Penciller)
Geof Isherwood (Inker)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Commission
For Sale Status: NFS
Views 6328
Comments: 8
Added to Site: 4/1/2005

About the Owner

Michael Rankins Paid Member Hero Supporter
Member Since: September 2004

Wonder Woman: Geof Isherwood
Artist: Geof Isherwood (Penciller)
Geof Isherwood (Inker)
6328 Views, 8 Comments


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"Val to the Third Power" : Val Semeiks / Bob Almond

Art Details

Artist: Val Semeiks (Penciller)
Bob Almond (Inker)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Commission
For Sale Status: NFS
Views 1428
Comments: 6
Added to Site: 10/28/2011

About the Owner

Michael Rankins Paid Member Hero Supporter
Member Since: September 2004

"Val to the Third Power" : Val Semeiks / Bob Almond
Artist: Val Semeiks (Penciller)
Bob Almond (Inker)
1428 Views, 6 Comments

Bombshell! Pat Patriot : Greg LaRocque, Comic Art
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Bombshell! Pat Patriot : Greg LaRocque

Art Details

Artist: Greg LaRocque (All)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Commission
For Sale Status: NFS
Views 12360
Comments: 3
Added to Site: 2/20/2009

About the Owner

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Member Since: September 2004

Bombshell! Pat Patriot : Greg LaRocque
Artist: Greg LaRocque (All)
12360 Views, 3 Comments

Black Panther and Storm : Ron Adrian / Bob Almond, Comic Art
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Black Panther and Storm : Ron Adrian / Bob Almond

Art Details

Artist: Ron Adrian (Penciller)
Bob Almond (Inker)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Commission
For Sale Status: NFS
Views 2885
Comments: 6
Added to Site: 12/20/2007

About the Owner

Michael Rankins Paid Member Hero Supporter
Member Since: September 2004

Black Panther and Storm : Ron Adrian / Bob Almond
Artist: Ron Adrian (Penciller)
Bob Almond (Inker)
2885 Views, 6 Comments

Michael Rankins's Gallery Rooms

"Common Elements" Commissions : Pencil Originals (14)
"Common Elements" Commissions : Volume 1 (18)
"Common Elements" Commissions : Volume 2 (18)
"Common Elements" Commissions : Volume 3 (18)
"Common Elements" Commissions : Volume 4 (18)
"Common Elements" Commissions : Volume 5 (18)
"Common Elements" Commissions : Volume 6 (18)
"Common Elements" Commissions : Volume 7 (16)
Art For Sale! (19) For Sale
Bombshells! Superheroine Nose Art Pinups : Volume One (18)
Bombshells! Superheroine Nose Art Pinups : Volume Two (10)
Cover Recreations (1)
Doc Savage, Man of Bronze #1: Monarch of Armageddon (20)
King of Wakanda: Black Panther Art (16)
Maid of Steel: Supergirl Art (Artists A-L) (18)
Maid of Steel: Supergirl Art (Artists M-Z) (13)
Miscellaneous Pinup Art: The Coed Room (18)
Miscellaneous Pinup Art: The Men's Room (Heroes A-M) (13)
Miscellaneous Pinup Art: The Men's Room (Heroes N-Z) (8)
Miscellaneous Pinup Art: The Women's Room (Heroines A-M) (16)
Miscellaneous Pinup Art: The Women's Room (Heroines N-Z) (18)
Miscellaneous Published Pages (4)
O Mighty Isis! Isis Art (14)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (Master Edition) (3)
Oh, Brunnhilde, You're So Lovely : Valkyrie Art (8)
Pencil Originals for Inking Commissions (40)
Photos : Big Wow ComicFest 2014 (27)
Photos : Big Wow ComicFest 2015 (18)
Photos : WonderCon 2009 (13)
Photos: Big Wow ComicFest 2013 (8)
Photos: WonderCon 2011 (6)
Pin-Ups With Pistols (3)
Shazam! Mary Marvel Art (Artists A-M) (15)
Shazam! Mary Marvel Art (Artists N-Z) (13)
She-Devil with a Sword : Red Sonja Art (5)
Sometimes I Wanda: Scarlet Witch Art (Artists A-L) (14)
Sometimes I Wanda: Scarlet Witch Art (Artists M-Z) (12)
The Spirit's Bombshells! : A Nose Art Tribute to the Women of Will Eisner (4)
The Temple of Diana: Wonder Woman Art (Artists A-F) (16)
The Temple of Diana: Wonder Woman Art (Artists G-L) (15)
The Temple of Diana: Wonder Woman Art (Artists M-P) (16)
The Temple of Diana: Wonder Woman Art (Artists Q-Z) (13)
This Woman, This Warrior: Ms. Marvel Art (Artists A-L) (14)
This Woman, This Warrior: Ms. Marvel Art (Artists M-Z) (11)
Those Who Oppose This Shield Must Yield: Captain America Art (4)
To Defend -- This Is The Pact: Taarna Art (Artists A-M) (12)
To Defend -- This Is The Pact: Taarna Art (Artists N-Z) (7)
To Know Her is to Fear Her : Spider-Woman Art (5)
Twin Sai and a Flash of Scarlet : Elektra Art (4)
Wizardress of Weather : Storm Art (Artists A-L) (15)
Wizardress of Weather : Storm Art (Artists M-Z) (7)


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Most Recent Additions (Last Update: 4/21/2015)



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"The Real Power in the DC Universe" cosplay recreation : Big Wow 2015

Art Details

Artist:
Media Type: Photograph
Art Type: Photograph
For Sale Status: NFS
Views 133
Comments: 0
Added to Site: 4/21/2015

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Member Since: September 2004

"The Real Power in the DC Universe" cosplay recreation : Big Wow 2015
Artist: 133 Views

Vampirella 45th Anniversary panel : Big Wow 2015, Comic Art

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Vampirella 45th Anniversary panel : Big Wow 2015

Art Details

Artist:
Media Type: Photograph
Art Type: Photograph
For Sale Status: NFS
Views 52
Comments: 0
Added to Site: 4/21/2015

About the Owner

Michael Rankins Paid Member Hero Supporter
Member Since: September 2004

Vampirella 45th Anniversary panel : Big Wow 2015
Artist: 52 Views

Vampirella : Valerie Perez, cosplayer : Big Wow 2015, Comic Art

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Vampirella : Valerie Perez, cosplayer : Big Wow 2015

Art Details

Artist:
Media Type: Photograph
Art Type: Photograph
For Sale Status: NFS
Views 103
Comments: 0
Added to Site: 4/21/2015

About the Owner

Michael Rankins Paid Member Hero Supporter
Member Since: September 2004

Vampirella : Valerie Perez, cosplayer : Big Wow 2015
Artist: 103 Views

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Michael Rankins
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Joined: September 2004
Ebay Id: swanshadow1
Website: http://swanshadowblog.com/
 
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