This is excellent news for the base cards. Collectors have been wanting this for a long time. Of course base cards can't carry a release, so we'll see how the rest of the series fills out....but definately a good start.
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This should follow the model from the last real Marvel Masterpieces set, the one from 1996 by Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell, now rightly considered a classic.
This new Jusko set should be 100 base cards, 6 double sided embossed cards, and 6 gold foil framed gallery cards. The only other inserts should be Jusko sketches (seeded as rarely as they need to be from Jusko only, no filler!) and 9 winner Redemption cards for 9 original paintings from the set. 16 pack boxes, and $6 bucks a pack (for inflation, the '96 ones were $4 per pack, and there were no sketch cards at all).
Great news, and I hope this means Joe will maybe at last do that DC Masterpieces set that was planned back in the 1990's but never came to pass.
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Posts: 2963 | Location: California | Registered: December 23, 2007
Well, there's no reason for anyone to get upset. I'd prefer quality over a rushed set. I'm sure Joe is slaving away at putting out the best work he can given constraints. Looking forward to the Promo in the next issue
UD doing their usual thing of using one piece of art over and over. So far, if I remember correctly, I have the over-sized signed cards, 3 or 4 gaming promos, and 1 regular promo card. All Joe's new art.
He's been working on this for about a year now. Might be some delays due to Marvel's approval process. I'm having Bowen Designs flash backs. From hint, to preview pics, to ordering, to shipping taking a year or two.
Posts: 1619 | Location: Oregon | Registered: August 25, 2004
Saw a large amount of the art for this set,as Joe jusko had images of all the completed Artwork on his phone, which he kindly showed me while getting a signed print at upper decks sdcc stand. -artwork looks amazing. joe said should be better than the early 90's set as that one was rushed!!! And how great was that series! Should be a great set when issued and back to quality it deserves with joes artwork
Posts: 352 | Location: uk | Registered: July 25, 2001