I have no recollection as to why this lovely MANHUNTER drawing by Walt Simonson has a ram's head. Anybody? Coming from the man who brought us Beta Ray Bill, I guess it shouldn't surprise me, though. Clipped from CBG back in '78 or '79 (the art is dated '78), it is a nice piece no matter how horny the guy looks!
Manhunter's appearances in the back of Batman comics was one of my favorite of the 70s. However, I could never figure out what those shin gauards could ever be used for. I did like the flowing fabric which of course was not practical. The Ram head is new to me too. If it was Marvel I would be tempted to say it was an alterate reality version of the same character we knew.ReplyDelete
Walt Simonson himself kindly wrote to offer some insight into this piece:ReplyDelete
"Came across your picture of my old drawing. Actually, the drawing didn't have a title.
It was done for a friend of mine named Jay who was a comics dealer back in the 70's. Used to make the rounds of conventions back then. He wanted a Manhunter with a ram's head. I don't remember, but it's possible the ram was a symbol for his business. In any case, that was the origin of the drawing. "