Original Art Stories: Brian Postman vs Mark Bright
However before Bright snared the gig, Postman was handed the Jim 'Preist' Owsley script by Editor In Chief Jim Shooter in late 1982 and asked to begin drawing. Brian managed to get the first six pages done, but as soon as the pages arrived at Marvel he was tapped to begin drawing Spider-Woman by editor Mark Gruenwald - and it's not that hard to work out why. Now I'd like to offer a side-by-side comparison of Brian Postman's six pages as compared to Bright's published efforts, and let you make your mind up as to who did the better job.
The last page was inked by Dave Simons in 2008 as part of a charity fund raiser for Gene Colan. I have no idea who was assigned to ink Brian in 1982, or if indeed anyone was assigned. Dave once told me that he knew nothing of the book, so it certainly wasn't him that'd have inked it back then.
Personally I like what Brian did with these pages. His splash page is surely amongst the best art that he did in his all too brief career in comic books, and his Sentinel splash page is also very powerful and highly effective and bears a striking similarity to the eventually published page by Bright. It'd have been an interesting book if Brian had been able to pencil it, but alas, some things are just not meant to be.