Javier Garrón portrays 79 members of the Red Council
Better watch out, Avengers: Red Council is on its way! In avengers (2018) #55 by Jason Aaron, Javier Garrón, David Curieland Cory Smalla superbly satanic double broadcast gave us a glimpse of seventy-nine of the six hundred and sixteen Mephistos.
The Red Council
The Red Council first appeared in the final panels of heroes reborn #1 by Aaron, Ed McGuinness, Marc Morales, Matthew Wilson, and Small. In this issue, it was revealed that the Red Council is made up of 616 variants of Mephisto.
According to an interview with Marvel.com, it took Garrón a long time to depict the seventy-nine Mephistos: four days, against his usual pace of about one page a day! Garrón cited the double spreads of Georges Perez in Infinity Gauntlet and avengers as his inspiration for the page, and noted that he returned to previous Red Council appearances drawn by McGuinness to include some of these Mephistos for a return appearance.
In addition to Marvel Comics references like Howard the Duck, Cyclops, and Hela, there are plenty of other pop culture references in the broadcast. Garrón hinted that one of the seventy-nine Mephistos was inspired by “an energy vampire from Staten Island”, which must point to the one and only Colin Robinson, played by Marc Proksch in What we do in the shadows on FX.
And he also said that a Mephisto was inspired by “a certain singer-actor, who appeared as a shrewd, cunning wizard in a movie a long time ago… a movie with puppets! The movie is is a labyrinth!” Naturally, this refers to david bowie in Labyrinth. For future Faustian offers, it’s the Mephsito ID would like to deal with, please!
Garrón is not only good at drawing demons, he is also good at drawing Devil Dinosaur, as this memorable page from secret warriors (2017) #1 by Matthew Rosenbergboy, Israel Silva, Clayton Cowles, Tradd Mooreand Wilson:
Which Mephisto variant of avengers #55 is your favorite? Now that Fox properties are owned by the same parent company as Marvel Comics, can we expect to see Futurama‘s Robot Devil in a satanic future Spread?
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