The Cranboyz have been around, collecting sketches and going to cons for 25 years!!! We decided to celebrate our 25th Anniversary with Silver, Silver Age characters! The Silver Age of comics is considered to be from 1956-1970, which is the true era of Super Hero comics! So we had no trouble finding Silver Age characters to collect!
There's no doubt that Batgirl became a household name due to her appearances on the 1960's Batman television series but we all know and love her from the Batman comics!
Kurt got his Batgirl sketch from comics legend, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez and Popa got his from comics legend Trevor Von Eden!
Supergirl, the maiden of might! Karen got her Supergirl sketch from Karl Moline! Shane got his Supergirl sketch from Tressina Bowling!
The Justice League of America makes a strong appearance in our collection! Beswick got his Hawkman sketch from Darryl Banks! Eric got his Green Arrow sketch from Brendon and Brian Fraim! Kurt got his Wonder Woman sketch from Gene Gonzales!
Andy collected an entire JLA of his own! Martian Manhunter and Aquaman are by Brendon and Brian Fraim, Green Lantern and Flash are from Darryl Banks and Black Canary and Green Arrow are from Pat Quinn!
The Duo of Shane and Andy got sketches of Hawk and Dove (of Hawk and Dove)! Andy got Hawk and Dove by Nate Lovett! Shane got Hawk and Dove by Ron Frenz!
Shane commissioned this sketch cover from Scoot McMahon of Flash and Kid Flash and got a bonus Gorilla Grodd!
The Cranboyz collected plenty of villain sketches, too! Popa got this intimidating Darkseid from Dave Aikins and Eric got his Joker sketch from Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez!
Just like in the comics, you never know when Lex Luthor will show up or what he'll be up to! Kurt had Martin Egeland draw Lex Luthor and got this bonus Lex vs Superman sketch cover! He also got Lex Luthor from Scoot McMahon!
The Osier brothers got a few sketches from Marvel's first family! Darryl Banks drew the Silver Surfer for Eric! Martin Egeland drew the Thing and the Invisible Woman and Ron Frenz drew the Watcher for Kurt!
Popa collected sketches of the Mole Man from Ron Frenz and Annihilus from Craig Rousseau! Eric got this Silver Surfer and Galactus from Martin Egeland!
Doctor Doom demands sketches! Beswick got Doom from Andy Bennett! Shawn got Doom from Darryl Banks! Andy got Doom from Brendan Cahill!
Popa collected 2 sketches of his favorite Inhuman! Crystal and Lockjaw are from Barry Kitson! Crystal is from Gene Gonzales!
Avengers Assemble! Eric picked up Hawkeye by Bob Hall! Kurt picked up Wonder Man by Arvell Jones!
Shane collected several Avengers from Darryl Banks, Iron Man, Giant Man, Thor and the Hulk!
Popa bought Shane this Barry Kitson page from Avengers issue 4.1, featuring Captain America, Hawkeye, Scarlett Witch and Quicksilver (not to mention Jarvis and the Frightful Four)!
Shane added some Silver Age characters to his Captain America collection! Sharon Carter by Darryl Banks! The Falcon and Captain America by Craig Rousseau! Gabe Jones by Brendan Cahill!
Representing the villains of the Marvel Universe, Popa got Tiger Shark from Brian Level! Eric got The Grey Gargoyle from Sean Forney, the Fixer from James Giar and the Gladiator from Andy Bennett!
A couple of Marvel big bosses! Andy Bennett drew Mephisto for Kurt! And Andy drew the Yellow Claw for Shane!
Sketches from Asgard! Kurt picked up the Enchantress from Joe Pekar and Loki from Pat Olliffe! Shane got Loki from Darryl Banks!
The Master of Magnetism! Shawn got a Magneto sketch from Pat Quinn! Kurt got his Magneto sketch from Robert Walland!
The Man Without Fear! Andy had Brian Level draw Dare Devil! Popa had Lee Weeks draw Black Widow!
The Amazing Spider-Man! Andy had Matt Wieringo draw Spider-Man! And Thom Zahler drew Aunt May and Uncle Ben (and some wheatcackes!)!
Spider-Man has his share of villains and we collected sketches of many of his rogues! Kurt had Darryl Banks draw Doctor Octopus! Andy had Darryl Banks draw the Enforcers, Ron Frenz draw the Kingpin of Crime and Travis Hart draw Morbius! Travis Hart drew the Rhino for Popa!
Spider-Woman! She didn't appear until 4 years after the Silver Age ended but Andy didn't realize that when he commissioned Tressina Bowling to draw her. He knows that now but wanted her included since he got the sketch "in the spirit" of the Silver Age.
The Invincible Iron Man! Eric loves some Iron Man art so the Silver Age was perfect for him! Eric's sketches of the Mark 1 armor are from Steve King and Andy Bennett!
Eric got some Iron Man Mark 2 armors from Abdul Rashid! Gregg Schigiel! And Ron Frenz!
The Iron Man armory continues with Mark 3 armors! These are by Scoot McMahon, 2 by Brendon and Brian Fraim and Ron Wilson!
Iron Man isn't the only guy to upgrade his armors! Eric got a Crimson Dynamo Mark 1 by Scoot McMahon and Crimson Dynamo Mark 2 from Arvell Jones!
A few more classic villains for Iron Man! Eric got the Mandarin by Pat Quinn! The Freak is by Travis Hart!
And our final Silver Age artwork for 2017! Eric commissioned this painting of Iron Man versus Titanium Man from Kelly Williams!
The Silver Age! 25 years of collecting art with the best group of friends this side of the Negative Zone! Our sketches are great but what we can't express here is all the great times and laughs we shared along the way!
Here's to the next 25 years!