Sunday, January 23, 2022

Today in Comics History, January 23: Happy birthday, Klaus Janson!

Born on this day in 1952: mighty mighty artist (penciller, colorist, and especially inker) Klaus Janson (Daredevil, Amazing Spider-Man, Battlestar Galactica, World War Hulk, St. George, Gambit, Batman, Detective Comics, Superman, The Dark Knight III: The Master Race, and much much more)!

We wished him happy birthday in the seventies!

from Mighty Marvel Calendar 1977, 1978, and 1979 (Marvel)

We wished him happy birthday in the eighties!

from Marvel Age #49, 86 and 97 (Marvel, April 1987, March 1990, and February 1991); text by Mike Carlin (#49), & Chris Eliopoulis and Barry Dutter (#86 and 97), pencils and inks by Ron Zalme; colors by Paul Becton (#49), Gregory Wright (#86), and Renee Witterstaetter (#97)

And, of course, we wish him happy birthday each day from there and in between!

Here's an interview with Klaus from the seventies!

from FOOM #22 (Marvel, September 1978)

Here's an interview with Klaus from the eighties! I mean, nineties!

from Marvel Age #113 (Marvel, June 1992), interview by Mike Lackey
(Click top picture to riesig-size)

Here's another interview, yada yada yada also nineties! But DC! So it's different!

from Direct Currents #26 (DC, February 1990)

Happy birthday, Klaus Janson!

from Marvel Age #112 (Marvel, May 1992)

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