Unused cover painting for the CAPTAIN AMERICA MOVIE ADAPTATION by Joe Jusko, 1989
Here’s Joe Jusko’s unused painted cover for the adaptation of the unreleased Captain America film from 1990. I worked on this adaptation back when I first started at Marvel.
Here, commissioned by me, are John Buscema’s original pencils to the Trade Paperback reprinting of AVENGERS UNDER SIEGE, along with Joe Jusko’s final painting done from the pencils, and the completed cover as it saw print. At the time, marvel had briefly introduced this unified trade dress on all of the collections, requiring us to obscure half the image on teh final cover.
From the unpublished version of MARVEL PREMIERE Magazine #20, here’s Joe Jusko’s painted cover featuring the Japanese live-action version of Spider-Man. This issue was intending to run an adaptation of an episode or two of the show, done fumetti-style, but the publishing technology of the time apparently wasn’t up to the challenge, and the project was scrapped.