One hundred and seven years ago one of the greatest comic book cover artists of all time was born. Alex Schomburg was born on May 10, 1905 in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. He died on April 7, 1998. Schomburg only drew comic book covers for about a decade, at which point he focused on science fiction themed art for science magazines, pulps and novels. Stanley Kubrick once called to pick his brain and have him help with the art design for his movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. But he is mostly remembered today for his dynamic, anti axis propaganda filled comic book cover art from the 40s and early 50s. Every page was full of gleeful violence and action. For the last month here at Mentor’s Camper, we’ve been celebrating the comic book art of Alex Schomburg by posting covers that he did for companies such as Standard/Nedor and Harvey. Today we wrap up this celebration by posting some of his covers for Marvel/Timely comics. Schomburg’s cover art for Marvel comics was considered by many to be his best (although I personally prefer his work at Standard/Nedor, I must admit that his Marvel covers are truly amazing). Enjoy!
Happy Birthday Alex! You won’t be forgotten any time soon.