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Invincible Handbook Cover 1 by dusty-abell Invincible Handbook Cover 1 by dusty-abell
Hey everybody, the cats out of the bag so I can finally let everybody know what i've been busy doing with my free time the past 6 months or so. I've put together an homage to Mark Gruenwalds original comic book series from back in the early eighties using the characters from the best superhero comic on the stands today, Invincible! It's The Official Handbook of the Invincible Universe, an illustrated guide which attempts to detail the Invincible universe and the diverse collection of characters in it. The book features classic artists from the 60's 70's and 80's and many of the biggest comtemporary names in the industry today, a number of whom are right here on Deviant. I'm literally in awe of the talent in these books and I hope everyone who was a fan of the original Handbook series, fans of Invincible and comics in general enjoy it as much as I have putting it together. I'll follow up soon with a journal entry with more information about the 2 issue series which is scheduled to drop Nov. 2nd from Image Comics. I could sure use all the support I can muster here on Deviant to get the word out about this book, so if you're so inclined, please tell your friends about it, these books defenitely carry my 100% seal of satisfaction approval. If you like comics, awesome art and a book that will provide litterally hours of reading enjoyment, The Official Handbook of the Invincible Universe is for you.

cover drawn by me and colored by the amazing Kelsey Shannon! [link]
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Everything you've ever wanted to know about characters in "Probably the Best Superhero Comic Book in the Universe"... what more can an Invincible fan ask for?! Invincible Handbook Cover 1 is a beautiful collaboration piece featuring a number of fan favorites in stunning linework and color. Just a preview of the genius sure to grace its pages. Don't miss out on the rest of ~dusty-abell's fantastic gallery! ( Featured by y2jenn )
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ownage-noob Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
Love the black guy's flaming robot penis!!
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Redmist81 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
Dunno anyone here but the art and homage 2 Marvel is makin me fave it!
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Dylanio21 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
A great addition to the group.
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BrentMcKee Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
really cool dusty, glad i stumbled upon your page. really enjoy your work man.

b.
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VonToten Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008
love this, great stylization dusty
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dusty-abell Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008   Filmographer
wow, thanks Bob, coming from you that means a heck of a lot, you've just been killin' the stuff you've been doing recently, that spidey montage is probably my favorite piece to hit deviant in the past 6 months, i really dig what you're doing.....................
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VonToten Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008
haha wow man thanks alot, thats very kind of ya!
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JoePrado Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
AWESOME cover, man! :)
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dusty-abell Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008   Filmographer
hey thanks a ton joe, i really appreciate the kind words............
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o0spacechannel50o Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2007
oh wow. my brother got me this issue-thingy for me last christmas.
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dusty-abell Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007   Filmographer
your bro's a stud, i hope ya liked it.
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NickAlmand Featured By Owner May 7, 2007
Hotness! Do you know if this is ever going to be collected into a single volume? I have both of the individuals now, but that would be so great to have. ^^
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dusty-abell Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007   Filmographer
october for the trade, a few new entries, a couple sketches and what not and a 6 page intro by peter sanderson about the marvel handbooks and mark gruenwald!
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NickAlmand Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007
Cool!
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dusty-abell Featured By Owner May 8, 2007   Filmographer
i sure hope so.... robert said it was, but i honestly don't know, glad to hear ya liked em! thanks for getting them , i appreciate it.
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SpiderGuile Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
I only got luck to find the volume 2 and I'm bringing it everywhere with me!!! Cool characters, fantastic art and neat datas!!! A must read literally!!
Thanks for sharing, Dusty!!!
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dusty-abell Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2007   Filmographer
totally happy to hear ya like it, it makes me feel proud of all the hard work and effort put into making it.
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dusty-abell Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2007   Filmographer
i will DEFINITELY hit you up!
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SpiderGuile Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Next time you do something huge like that, I want to be in, if that's possible!! Indeed! lol =p
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dcwj Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
hey no prob man dusty! =) thanks for letting me participate i feel honored :D
i'll be checking the 1st book once it hits our shores here.
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dusty-abell Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2006   Filmographer
i'll be sending you some as soon as i get my hands on them man, just shoot me an address!
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dcwj Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
wow!
it sure looks cool!
very nice cover!
awesome!!
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dusty-abell Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006   Filmographer
thanks man, the books are gonna be out soon, nov. 1st for the first one, can't wait for all the comic book readers to see your take on war woman!
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russoturisto Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
wow :D
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dusty-abell Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006   Filmographer
thanks!
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wlfmn68 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006
The picture is awesome.
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dusty-abell Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006   Filmographer
you're awesome for taking the time to say so, thanks!
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dusty-abell Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006   Filmographer
sure thing, i'll pass it on for sure!
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wlfmn68 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006
could you let Kelsey know that I said Hi, he'll remember me. I haven't seen in a long while, he's like a brother to me.
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funkydoodler Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2006
nice work
i'm sad to say that I never bought the book because of loot issues but man when this guide comes out I'm soooo going to pick it up
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dusty-abell Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2006   Filmographer
thanks joe, i'm sure you'd enjoy the regular series as well, its the funnest book i read these days!
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funkydoodler Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2006
yeah I've flipped thru some books when i go to Barnes and Nobles and it really caught my eye. i might have to peep the Graphic novels.
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DenisM79 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2006  Professional Artist
Great Cover!
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Michael-Chang Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2006  Professional Filmographer
That's freakin' awesome. Takes me back a stretch.
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daborien Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2006  Professional General Artist
Nice done... very cool cover.
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dusty-abell Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2006   Filmographer
thank you!
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BryanBaugh Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Dusty, this is awewome! Great control of the composition, handling of all characters, and color. Bravo, dude!
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dusty-abell Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2006   Filmographer
awfully kind of you to say my friend, i really appreciate it. dude, that new texas chainsaw trailer is tight! its so touching on stuff from the original flick, can't wait to see it, just had to share that with a fellow horror guy!
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BryanBaugh Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, I was surprised by how much I liked the remake that came out a few years ago. Being a dedicated Texas Chainsaw fan, I really expected to hate that new remake movie. The original Texas Chainsaw is so perfect, and everything I saw of the remake before it came out suggested a too-slick for its own good, Hollywood-ized box office machine filled with a cast of pretty people. And it did kinda start out that way. But man, as soon as Leatherface showed up it got so freakin' real, and was so great right down to the very end. Then I sure thought it delivered the goods. I suppose I have the same concerns about this next one, but you know I gotta be there to find out for myself.
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theCHAMBA Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2006
OoOh that right there is fantastic

handbook aye, i'll definately havta check thatout when it's out
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dusty-abell Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2006   Filmographer
dang jeffery, thanks man, i really appreciate the kind words! i'm attempting to add one more piece of art into the handbook, there have been so many artists that i've wanted to ask to be in this sucker and just haven't had the number of characters or pages to get everyone, if this last piece happens and i can make room for it, would you possible be interested in doing a piece? its not for sure but if it happens that i can squeeze it in i would sure love to have you in the book! let me know, dusty!
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dusty-abell Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2006   Filmographer
will do, and thanks!
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theCHAMBA Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2006
yeh i'm down if ever

jst hit me up or whatever
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ArtistNeedham Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2006
can't wait to buy it.
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dusty-abell Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2006   Filmographer
hey thanks sean, i really hope ya enjoy it! it would sure help if you asked your local comic shop to order the book in case they were unaware of it. let me know what ya think come nov! dusty!
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Karma021 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2006  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Nice work!!
Congratulations in your Daily Deviation!!
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dusty-abell Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2006   Filmographer
thank you my friend, i didn't realize at first why so many people hit my site yesterday. good times!
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graffilthy Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2006
Kool. Does Wya know about this? Good work.
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dusty-abell Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2006   Filmographer
yeah, everybodys in this book, ryan, cory, kirkman, crabtree, the whole invincible crew!
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dusty-abell Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2006   Filmographer
thanks! please help out and ask your local comic shop to order it if they weren't aware of it!
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