Iron Man gets ‘Captain Fantastic’ treatment by classic-rock artist

May 27, 2010 | 10:25 p.m.


Hmmm, maybe Tony Stark is hitting more than the mini-bar these days.

Captain Fantastic

The trip-tastic image above is a special “variant” Marvel cover that will appear on some editions of “Avengers” No. 2, which hits stores on June 23. The artwork is by Alan Aldridge, whose work is quite familiar to rock fans of the 1960s and 1970s.

The London native was the kaleidoscope eye behind some truly memorable album art, including the illustrations for the 1975 release Captain Fantastic and the Brown-Dirt Cowboy by Elton John and for 1966’s “A Quick One,” the sophomore release by the Who,

He also did some startling artwork for paperback books, such as his memorable science fiction imagery for Penguin and his contributions to the 1969 landmark book “The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics,” a treasured volume on my own shelf and a book that actually manages to add more contours and colors to the Fab Four’s already vivid real estate in the public imagination.

— Geoff Boucher


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2 Responses to Iron Man gets ‘Captain Fantastic’ treatment by classic-rock artist

  1. a precious volume in my library and a book that manages to add more contours and colors of the Fab Four who already live in the real estate public imagination.

  2. Havaiana says:

    Man that is so cool. I'm going to have to get a posted of that. The visuals are superb.

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