I started out thinking that this one would be fun: The idea was to show Funky Flashman hawking a bunch of Superman merchandise. Funky first appeared in Jack Kirby's Mister Miracle series and was allegedly inspired by Stan Lee. I sent in this rough sketch and had the following conversation with the editor: "We'd like Funky to look less like Stan." "But isn't he SUPPOSED to look like Stan!?" "Yeah, but we LIKE Stan now so we don't want to make him mad." So I dug out my copy of Mister Miracle #6 and did my best to draw Funky as Kirby drew him, sans sunglasses, with the 1970's hairpiece and beard.
Epic Illustrated #19 - Jim Steranko cover
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