MARVEL COMICS ART GALLERIES OF GREG HORN (Scroll down for more characters)

ELEKTRA
Elektra was my first big project with Marvel, and I really hit the ball out of the park on the first try!  The title was their big summer event for that year written by Brian Bendis, and I'll never forget how excited I was to see my Elektra images suddenly showing up in the mainstream:  Several cover images were displayed on MTV’s TRL during an appearance by actress Jennifer Garner, and that blew me away because it was my wife who just happened to see them, and pulled me into the room to watch.   A couple of weeks later Elektra showed up on TV again- this time as a backdrop for an interview with Marvel editor-in-chief Joe Quesada. In the next couple months she would show up in stuff magazine, USA Today, and finally in a strange news article, scoring a job with top modeling agency Karin Models as a “virtual model” (never understood what that meant really).    Anyway,  It seemed like Elektra was everywhere!!  The following year, film director Mark Steven Johnson revealed that my paintings of Elektra in her black outfit were the inspiration for Jennifer Garner’s outfit in his movie adaptation of DAREDEVIL!
EMMA FROST  IGN's Battle of the Babes
 Statue based on cover #1
My next big assignment was Emma Frost, also known as the White Queen. My work on this title was extremely popular-- I'd say even more so than Elektra! For one thing, it was fun to paint a character with so much personality after working on Elektra the previous year, who was a stone-cold killer assassin type.   As I progressed to about the eighth cover,  entertainment website I GN.com held their "Battle of the Comic Babes" competition.  More than half a million fans voted to determine the hottest comic book character of all time, with my sexy paintings of Emma Frost destroying all 64 entrants! Yeah, I AM bragging...
MARVEL HEROES
At Marvel comics, I'm largely known for my paintings of their most sexy female characters--which is great,  but let's face it-- Marvel's most popular characters are all male: Spiderman, Wolverine, Thor, Iron Man,etc.  Luckily, I do get a lot of chances to show my diversity, mostly through covers for my pals at Wizard magazine. In the past decade I've painted close to 15 covers for them. I've also illustrated Marvel's Heroes for a variety of third-party companies like Bicycle brand playing cards, Yellowman apparel, and I was fortunate enough to get the assignment of painting the cover to the Hulk DVD for Wal-mart a while back!   Last year, I played a nice supporting part in Marvel's big summer blockbuster "Secret Invasion", supplying the artwork for their teaser ads called "Who Do You Trust?"
SHE-HULK
The best thing about painting covers for she Hulk, was working with writer Dan Slott.  He's an extremely inventive and funny guy, and I never knew what crazy concept he was going to throw at me next! Sometimes he'd have her squaring off valiantly against cosmic-powered foes like the Living Tribunal or Thanos... but then a month later I'd be painting Shulkie (as we affectionately call her) in a skimpy cowgirl outfit, or on a B-movie type poster getting married to a man-wolf! It was nuts, but I loved every minute of it!
 
MS.MARVEL
Ms. Marvel was a fun character for me to paint, mostly because I am a big Avengers fan, and Ms. Marvel is a classic   Character of The Avengers ( classic by 80's standards at least).  Anyway, of the four female titles I worked on, I'd say Ms. Marvel was the hardest to get right. I guess she is the most "superhero-ish" of them all, and that was something I had difficulties capturing at first, especially the shots of her flying. In the end, I was happy to find that there was a lot of new  artistic techniques I could try with Ms. Marvel.
See all Greg Horn's Marvel Comics art galleries at www.greghornjudge.com
DEADLINE & BLACK WIDOW ART GALLERY  
7 covers total
MARVILLE ART GALLERY  
7 covers total
MARVEL INTERIOR ART GALLERY   Including Daredevil #65 and Marvel Knights Double shots#3    CLICK HERE TO SEE INTERIORS!
 
 
 

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 Welcome to Greg Horn's official Marvel Comics artwork page! 
I've been working for Marvel for nearly 10 years now and I thought maybe its a good time to update this page already!    Above, you will find thumbnail galleries for some of my best known cover paintings of Marvel Comics' most sexy babes.  Warrior women devoted to justice, equality, or maybe just a bit of naughtiness like ELEKTRA, MS. MARVEL, SHE-HULK, and EMMA FROST.  I've also included all my illustrations of Marvel Comic's icon characters like SPIDER-MAN, WOLVERINE, GHOST RIDER, IRON MAN,THE HULK, CAPTAIN AMERICA, X-MEN, and more! Below that are some less known characters but stalwart fan-favorites like MARVILLE, BLACK WIDOW, and DEADLINE.  And last but not necessarily least,  check out some of my interior pages for Daredevil and Elektra.

My latest work for Marvel are the covers I'm creating for the Ms. MARVEL series.   Scroll up to see all the other artwork done for MARVEL COMICS.  The other characters I've worked on are BLACK WIDOW, SPIDERMAN, X-MEN, IRON MAN, AVENGERS, the DEADLINE mini series,  and various illustrations for Marvel Comics licensing dept.   My interior project called ELEKTRA: TRUST  appeared in MARVEL KNIGHTS DOUBLE SHOTS #3. a

A supporter of The Hero Initiative. A charity devoted to comic book veterans in need.  These are the guys who paved the way for every artist and writer after them, so I can't think of a nobler comic book cause!   (formerly known as A.C.T.O.R. -- A commitment to our roots)   http://www.actorcomicfund.org/

Society of Illustrators member since 2006.
BIO/HISTORY information….
Greg Horn is best known for his artwork on MARVEL COMIC’s titles ELEKTRA, EMMA FROST, and SHE-HULK.   He is currently the regular cover artist on Ms Marvel.  In 2008, he will provide cover art for VIRGIN COMICS' SHADOW HUNTER starring JENNA JAMESON, and TOP COW PRODUCTIONS' WITCHBLADE.  Greg’s acclaimed work in comic books has opened up fantastic opportunities in many different art industries outside of comics.  He has worked on high profile projects in advertising, video games, magazine covers, editorial, board games, and novels.  Greg Horn's online art galleries cover every genre from comic book art, to sports, fantasy, science fiction, and horror.

CATEGORY: COMIC BOOKS

Greg has been a fan favorite cover artist for Marvel Comics since 2001, winning Wizard Fan Award’s Best Painter of the Year for 2004.  He has also been acknowledged by Spectrum with 7 entries in their annual publications showcasing “the Best in Contemporary Fantasy art”.  In February 2007,  Horn received his highest recognition with an induction into the prestigious SOCIETY OF ILLUSTRATORS along with illustration legends Neal Adams, Basil Gagos, and (Greg's hero) Michael Golden!      
Elektra was Greg’s first big project with Marvel and he really hit the ball out of the park.   Elektra was showing up big-time in mainstream pop culture: Greg’s artwork was displayed on MTV’s TRL during an appearance by actress Jennifer Garner. Elektra illustrations were also featured in Stuff magazine’s "100 best things" article,  an interview with Marvel Editor-in-chief Joe Quesada on "Hispanics Today", and she even accompanied a business article in USA Today!  A few months later, Elektra scored a job with top modeling agency Karin Models as a “virtual model”.   The following year, film director Mark Steven Johnson revealed that Horn’s paintings of Elektra were the inspiration for Jennifer Garner’s outfit in his movie adaptation of DAREDEVIL, and also the later spin-off film ELEKTRA.
Greg’s next big assignment was Emma Frost, also known as The White Queen.   His work on this title was extremely popular and cemented him as one of the premiere cover artists in the comic industry.  In 2004, the entertainment website IGN.com, held their “Battle of the Comic Babes" competition.   More than half a million fans voted to determine the hottest comic book character of all time, with Greg’s sexy paintings of Emma Frost destroying all 64 entrants!   Most recently, Greg is the regular cover artist on She-Hulk and Ms Marvel.  In 2007 Horn was commissioned by Virgin Comics to provide the covers to Jenna Jameson’s new comic book called Shadow Hunter.  
  • MARVEL COMICS --  Greg has achieved his life-long dream working at Marvel, painting many of his favorite characters!  Greg has been the regular cover artist on Xmen universe, Marvel Backpack books, Elektra, Emma Frost, Deadline, Black Widow, She-Hulk, and Ms Marvel. He has also done spot covers for Iron Man, Anita Blake, Mystique, and Sub-mariner.  View Greg Horn’s Marvel comics art gallery at www.greghornjudge.com
  • VIRGIN COMICS - Greg has provided covers for the John Woo/Garth Ennis  adventure Seven Brothers, as well as Guy Ritchie’s Gamekeeper comic.  His current ongoing project with Virgin is Shadowhunter.
  • WIZARD MAGAZINE– Horn frequently supplies covers and editorials for Wizard magazine.  In all, he has illustrated more than 15 covers for Wizard’s publications.  This is where he gets his best opportunities to draw Marvel Comic’s icon super hero characters like Spider-man, Wolverine, Captain America, and others.
  • IMAGE COMICS – Greg finally broke into the comic book industry after publishing his creator owned mini-series project J.U.D.G.E in 2000.   Image also published his well received art book, The Art of Greg Horn which had a 1st printing sell-out in 3 days!
  • INDEPENDENTS – Greg has worked on many other cover projects including Red Sonja (with Dynamite Comics), The Flare, Vampirella, Lady Death, Black Tiger, Super 7, S.K.U.M.M.,  Ezra, and Kade. Greg's latest indy project was a cover of Atlantis Rising for Platinum Studios.
  • COMIC LICENSING/ MERCHANDISE-- On the licensing front, Greg’s art has been used on just about any piece of merchandise you can think of!  Mugs, t-shirts, posters, lunch boxes-- his images have even been used on packaging for cheese sticks!    With DC/ WARNER BROS’ licensing division, Greg has provided spot illustrations based on the Superman Return’s movie, and also an original painting for Mattel’s board game Kryptonite Crisis.  Other recent WB projects have included a Superman poster for Clampett Studios, and several illustrations of NBA star Lebron James for Powerade and ESPN.

CATEGORY: ADVERTISING

Greg has worked on more than 20 advertising campaign/ads in the United States, UK, The Netherlands, and France as a commercial illustrator.  The jobs have encompassed a large variety of usages such as billboards, program guides, print ads, promo posters, branding, package art, magazine advertising and covers, point of purchase, email solicitations, and artwork for internet website design.
 

His first big job was for The Ringling Brothers Circus, where his poster illustration was also used as a billboard, newspaper ad, promotional poster, window card, stadium give-away, and official company stationary. Greg added an impressive cornerstone to his advertising credits when he was commissioned by Leo Burnett USA to illustrate the official 2004 US Olympic Basketball team poster for Allstate Insurance Company. The print campaign was seen in most major magazines including USA Today, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated, Time, US News and World Report, ESPN, and The Sporting News.

  • Illustrated the official 2004 US Olympic Basketball poster for Allstate Insurance company (Leo Burnett, USA)
  • Nike commissioned Greg to illustrate a Lebron James billboard during the 2004 NBA season (Wieden & Kennedy)
  • Carlsberg Lager print ads for the United Kingdom’s 2005 FA CUP (Saatchi & Saatchi)
  • GM’s (General Motors) COBALT SS internet campaign (MacLaren)
  • Created Bacardi Rum’s “DJ Girl” mascot
  • Painted the 132nd Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus poster
  • Took part in Marvel’s bid for the Pontiac Solstice campaign
  • HIP Games-- City of the Dead zombie art for feature in Game Informer magazine
  • Sony Interactive online—provided cover art for Everquest II and Untold Legends
  • Wizards of the Coast—print ad campaign for the Magic: The Gathering Pro “Masters” Tour (4 magazine/poster illustrations)
  • Hasbro—Package design illustration (3 backing boards) for the GI JOE 25th anniversary figures
  • Created box art for the Venom and Valor trading card game (WoTC/ Devil’s Due)
CATEGORY: VIDEO GAMES
Greg has worked as a freelance digital illustrator, artist, and designer in the gaming industry.  Be it high-detailed, packaging art design, print advertising, promotional art for posters, or point of purchase, Greg has done it all.  
 

He started on the video game path by working at Future Networks USA, providing covers for OXM (Official Xbox magazine), %100 PSM (Playstation mag), and PCGAMER.  His first game job was a painting of Lara Croft for PSM’s “Girls of Summer” expose.  Greg’s cover of Starcraft:Ghost for The Official XBOX magazine caught the attention of the game-maker Blizzard Entertainment, and they subsequently purchased rights to the image.  In 2005, Greg was invited to attend E3 with HIP Games as a member of their booth.

  • Universal Vivendi Studios: promo posters for 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS and BATTLESTAR GALACTICA. Originally planned as video game box art
  • EA Sports:  NBA LIVE Robo-Dwanye Wade  (print ad with W&K advertising)
  • HIP games:  box art, promo ads, and design work for GHOST WARS and CITY OF THE  DEAD
  • Digital Extremes:  PARIAH (early design/inspiration illo)
  • 3D Realms:    PREY
  • 2K Games:   SERIOUS SAM 2 promo incentive print for online sales
  • Blizzard Entertainment:  STARCRAFT: GHOST
  • Sony Interactive:   EVERQUEST 2 and UNTOLD LEGENDS cover illustrations
CATEGORY: MAGAZINE COVERS/ EDITORIALS
During one 5-year period, Greg painted over 60 magazine covers (an incredible average of 1 cover every month for five years straight!)  Most of these assignments were done with magazine publisher Future Networks USA, where Greg was the regular cover artist for OXM.  
During this period, Greg worked on just about every popular video game brand you can think of, including three Lord of the Rings illustrations which appeared simultaneously on all three gaming magazines.  With Wizard magazine, Greg has been given the opportunity to paint likenesses from Marvel Comic’s popular movie properties such as Ben Affleck as Daredevil, and Halle Berry, James Marsden, and Hugh Jackman as Storm, Cyclops, and Wolverine in X-men 2. Greg has also painted Wizard’s movie related images for Spiderman 2, Spider-man 3, and The Hulk.  He has also done editorials and features like “The Big Picture” and “The GI JOE movie dream cast”  
  • PCGAMER- Greg’s covers for Pc Gamer include Doom & Half-life, Age of Mythology, Enter the Matrix: Reloaded, and LOTR (Gandalf)
  • OXM-  Greg’s covers include Rainbow Six III, Deus Ex, Matrix Reloaded, True Crime, Medal of Honor, Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Ninja Gaiden and DOA Volleyball, Splinter Cell, Halo and Project Ego, Gotham Racing III, Star Craft Ghost, Lord of the Rings (Aragorn), Unreal Tournament, Ghost Recon, and Full Spectrum Warrior
  • 100% PSM (Playstation)- Greg’s covers and features include Tomb Raider, Lara Croft: Girls of Summer, Soul Calibur cover and interior, Lord of the Rings (Legolas), Mortal Kombat: Sub Zero, Resident Evil, The Matrix Reloaded, Metal Gear Solid, Star Wars: Battlefront, and Socom III
  • PSE  (Playstation)- Untold Legends
  • MAD MAGAZINE --
  • TOYFARE—Halo 2
  • WIZARD magazine-  over 15 covers and editorials
  • INQUEST GAMER—Magic the Gathering: Serra Angel cover
CATEGORY: BOARD GAME/ ROLE PLAYING GAMES AND NOVELS 
  • Greg completely redesigned the classic boardgame STRATEGO (European version), providing the box art, 9 soldier rank illustrations, and the stand-up play screen.
  • FORGOTTEN REALMS (Dungeons and Dragons RPG) wrap-around module illustration
  • Box art for Mattel's Kryptonite Crisis depicting Brandon Routh as Superman
  • FANTASY IMPERIUM   covers for the role-playing game rule books and modules 
  • Penguin Books Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Operation Barracuda, and Splinter cell: Fallout
  • Random House “From the Notebooks of Dr. Brain”
 
   
FAQ Why is Greg’s website not www.greghorn.com  ?  Because somebody bought it a month before I was able to get my hands on it!   The “Judge” part of my current website refers to my creator owned project I did at the time called J.U.D.G.E
FAQ Who are your greatest influences?    This is a very tough question because I have different influences as time goes by.  When I first started noticing comic books, my favorite artists were John Byrne and George Perez (no surprise there), and those are the guys I learned my basics from.  But, as I kept developing I started looking for a wider variety of techniques in the art of John Buscema, and Paul Gulacy.  Once I felt comfortable with my basic drawing skills, I started becoming more conscious of other aspects of art like details, shading, and special effects... so I gravitated towards cover art of Adam Hughes, Michael Golden, and Kevin Nowland.  At the time, Adam was working on Justice League and his characters expressions were like nothing ever seen in comics before-- his heroes had personality, by god!  His girl's were super sexy too.  Michael's art was really fantastic, but above all, his flair for special effects were simply jaw-dropping.   Kevin inspired me with his finishing technique that was so tight and beautiful.  Sometimes his cross-hatching looked like it was done by a machine!  Above all, these three artists were awesome at lighting their figures, and really pioneered the technique of back-lighting/double lighting in comics.  These days I am inspired by high detail painters like Haije Sorayama, Drew Struzan, and Armando Huerta (who creates the best pin-up art you've ever seen) and comic painters like Adi Granov (who is the artist for Marvel Comics' Iron Man and also art director for the Iron Man movie!) and Marko Djurdjevic.  All of these guys art is extremely clean and excellently designed 
FAQ What is your favorite character to paint?   I have enjoyed painting Elektra, Emma Frost, and She-Hulk.  They were all great for different reasons. With Elektra there was a dark mysterious aspect to her character that was always cool to incorporate into the paintings.  Comparatively,  the White Queen  had a brighter flavor and lots of saucy attitude.  She-Hulk was great fun because of the humor quality of her title, but also there was a huge variety of subject matter involved in the stories...from Jen simply waiting impatiently on a bus bench to hanging out in outer space with Thanos and the Living Tribunal!

THE MUCH SHORTER BIO.....

From his unforgettable covers for MARVEL COMICS to his colossal painting of the 2004 US OLYMPIC BASKETBALL TEAM, it is not difficult to come across illustrator Greg Horn’s work.  With his hyper-realistic and detailed paintings gracing countless comic books, magazines, billboards, and advertising campaigns, Greg has become one of the most sought after illustrators in recent years.  While currently providing covers for MARVEL COMIC's EMMA FROST series, he is best known for his unforgettable visions of ELEKTRA.  Greg is also the regular cover artist for the OFFICIAL XBOX MAGAZINE illustrating most any popular video game that can be named.  Additionally, he supplies images for other game magazines including 100% PSM (playstation), INQUEST GAMER and PCGAMER  For WIZARD MAGAZINE, Greg has had the opportunity to paint likenesses of Marvel's movie properties such as SPIDER-MAN, X-MEN,  DAREDEVIL,  and THE HULK.  In all, he has illustrated more than 50 magazine covers in the last few years.  Greg has also set foot into the gaming /advertising industries, providing posters, illustrations or concept work for some of the biggest names in the industry.   Among these are UNIVERSAL VIVENDISONY, NIKE,  BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT,  DIGITAL EXTREMES, BACARDI RUM,  xCONCEPTS,  ALLSTATE INSURANCE, and the US PLAYING CARD COMPANY (Bicycle cards).   He was also commissioned to paint the 132nd poster for the RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY CIRCUS.  Now Greg adds a cornerstone to his illustrious career as the poster artist for the 2004 U.S. Olympic Basketball team competing in Athens, Greece.  His work has been acknowledged by Spectrum with 7 entries in their annual publication, and also by Wizard Awards in their Best Painter category three consecutive years.   Greg was inducted into The Society of Illustrators in 2007. All of these projects and more can be viewed at his official website www.greghornjudge.com 

NEWS ITEM 2007:

The Secret Invasion: Infiltration is here! Marvel Comics has announced their next big cross-over event involving the Skrulls, and as revealed in the New Avengers #31 Elektra is not herself! She's been replaced by a shape-changing alien freak, and who knows who else has fallen to the Skrull War threat?! Anyway, I've already painted a really nice cover for Wizard magazine, and there will be a new piece of art work coming up soon which will shock everybody.  Don't say I didn't warn ya.

Greg Horn Inducted to Society of Illustrators     This February, Greg Horn was inducted into the Society of Illustrators, along with Neal Adams, Michael Golden, and Basil Gogos. Boasting a membership that has included some of the greatest commercial artists of all time – including Normal Rockwell, Maxfield Parrish, and Frederick Remington – the Society recognizes and promotes the art of illustration.

Greg has been recognized for his work in the comics field, as one of the most identifiable cover artists in comics today, as well as for his advertising work. Regularly seen on Marvel Comics’ Ms. Marvel and She-Hulk, Greg has also produced the artwork for the Olympic Dream Team poster, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, and a number of magazine covers and advertising campaigns. “Seeing my painting of LeBron James towering over Times Square was unbelievable!” commented Greg on one of his proudest moments to date.

Having produced over 60 covers in under a five-year period, Greg has no plans on slowing down. He recently worked on the redesign of the classic board game Stratego, provided the alternate cover to the first issue of Anita Blake, and is currently in the early stages of working on an overseas venture that stands to bring his work to a huge new market.

David H. Reuss, the Membership Chairman for the Society, explains why Greg was offered membership with such notable talents as Adams and Golden. “[W]hat Greg is utilizing in the creation of his illustrations is to a large extent the same essential skills that Pyle, Wyeth and Rockwell would use in the creation of one of their own illustrations. Drawing, composition, color, and rendering technique is essential to all great illustration work and this is very apparent in Greg's illustration work.”

The last posting for She-Hulk (2007)  Maybe we are all in denial, or maybe its too hard to post the image through all these tears... Anyway, I'll miss my big green hunk of chick, and I'm sure you all will too. The last cover ends with She-Hulk #21, very appropriately with Jen yelling at She-Hulk.

Press Release 2006......

While best known for his ultra-sexy depictions of Marvel Comics bad girls Elektra and Emma Frost,  artist Greg Horn has become highly sought after in many other illustration industries.    In the past 4 years he has painted over 60 magazine covers and editorials, and has worked on more than 20 advertising campaigns.  In celebration of New York Comicon’s inaugural event, Greg will be displaying some of his never before seen projects at his table in artist alley (booth AA46 &47).

        Most recently completed is Greg’s total redesign of the classic boardgame Stratego.   Although a daunting task due to the inclusion of the playing pieces, this assignment was close to the artist’s heart.

     “The Stratego project had a great nostalgia factor for me.  I used to play back when I was a kid….I remember surrounding a worthless scout with all the bombs, so my idiot friend would think the flag was there!  Anyway,  the old engraved playing pieces have since been replaced with illustrated stickers, so I got to paint every soldier rank from the spy to the marshals!  Its awesome!!”

      Greg is known for his slick, high detailed paintings, and that came in handy when he was asked to also illustrate the packaging art for the game.

  “The ad agency got a hold of me for the same reason many art directors do.  They need an illustration that is going to pop off the shelves—something that will compete with video game art.    These days, if you aren’t competing with video games, you aren’t competing at all!    Luckily, I have a lot of experience working on game magazines, so I know exactly what they are looking for.”

      Also on display will be Greg’s spot illustrations for Warner Bros/ DC comics’ upcoming movie Superman Returns, and his new ESPN poster of NBA star Lebron James. 

    “The illustrations of Superman were a lot of fun to do, and since they are licensable images, there’s no telling where they will pop up.  This work has led to some great extra assignments—a few months ago I got to do the box art for Mattel’s Superman Returns board game.  Also with DC, I’m just finishing a new Lebron James poster available only at ESPN Zone.”

   Horn is gaining experience in the sports illustration field and has already painted the basketball standout 3 other times for Nike, Powerade, and Allstate Insurance Company.       

       Currently, Greg Horn is the regular cover artist for Marvel Comics She Hulk.  With writer Dan Slott at the helm, Greg gets to explore his humorous side “ yeah, She Hulk straddling a fence post in a cowgirl outfit, while a horse ogles her… that’s my kind of comedy!”

    Come see these and many other art works at his booth in artist alley (AA46 & AA47).   If you can’t wait for that, visit Greg’s official website at www.greghornjudge.com

Last Emma Frost posting (2005):   ....well,  If you haven't heard by now, EMMA FROST #18 is the LAST ISSUE of this series, and thus my last cover illustration of the White Queen.  I had a great time illustrating these covers and I hope they were enjoyed by everyone who decided to give the book a try.  Being able to stay on this title for so long has really been a blast.  Last year,  I was able to illustrate 22 covers of Marvel Comics' ELEKTRA and I am thankful I was able to create a similar body of work with Emma.   Emma Frost debuted early last year and was a huge hit.  You can still pick up the trade paperback recounting the first story arc.  With Randy Green penciling the interiors,  I don't see how you can go wrong!  Karl Bollers was the writer of this stirring tale about Emma's origin-- learn why she is so damn mean!    Emma was one of my favorite characters to draw all-time because I remembered her from the old x-men comic books I used to love as a kid!   For those who don't know, Emma Frost was a former member of the Hellfire Club, but she is now reformed (sort of) and part of the X-men.  Back when I was a youngster, I used to love reading the xmen books from the Chris Claremont/ John Byrne era.    The Marc Silvestri and Jim Lee issues were fantastic too, but I think the Byrne stuff influenced me the most!   Anyway, I REALLY loved painting these covers and maybe in the future there will be more (fingers crossed).

Last Elektra posting    ....ELEKTRA #22   Well,  this is the last issue of Elektra for me.  I have illustrated almost 30 images of Marvel's sexy assassin and she is definitely the character closest to my heart.   I have gained a lot of notoriety as a result of my work on these covers and my thanks go out to everyone who has supported me on the series.   I'm most happy about the progression of Elektra's character shown in these covers....   When we first started the book, I was concerned mostly with making an impression of the most lovely Elektra anyone had yet seen!  I think issues 1 - 6 really stand out as great iconic hero shots of her.  But then as the stories progressed, things got a lot darker and weirder... somewhere between covers # 9 and 10,  Elektra's life hit the skids and she becomes a very sad and depressing character.  I was able to paint some images of her that were unusually personal in this period.  Finally, she gets back up on her feet, finds a new Sensei, and refocuses herself to become a better person.   This cover is the end result....Elektra in her ceremonial white silk outfit, victorious and perfect!  She has achieved a state of clear. 

www.greghornjudge.com  GI JOE is TM and C of Hasbro. All rights reserved.  The GI JOE comic is produced by Devil's Due.  Elektra, Emma Frost, She-Hulk, Captain America, Wolverine, Sub-Mariner, Mystique, Black Widow, Nick Fury, The X-men, Spiderman, Storm, Psylocke, Dark Phoenix, Cable, The Avengers, Kat (Deadline), Iron Man, Rogue, and Gambit are all TM and C of Marvel Enterprises. Lady Death TM & C of Chaos!    Vampirella is TM & C of Harris     Fathom is TM & C of Michael Turner.    Helen Nightshade is TM & C of Black Bull Entertainment, and  Medieval WitchBlade, Necromancer, and Madame Mirage are TM & C of TopCow