This page is my tribute to the art of Joe Kubert–one of my favorites. I based it on a cover for Star Spangled War Stories # 183–a comic I never actually read. Somehow I saw the cover reprinted in later issues and became fascinated by it–maybe because the hero looked so ominous and sinister.
Unlike the preceding pages, I inked this one with a brush. I think it creates the feel of an old comic in ways digital tools can only approximate.