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Nemesis #1, as seen in BACK ISSUE #64 by johntrumbull Nemesis #1, as seen in BACK ISSUE #64 by johntrumbull
I did this late in 2012, but now I can finally post it up here! I drew & colored this to accompany my very first article in BACK ISSUE magazine, a retrospective of the old series NEMESIS that ran in the back of THE BRAVE & THE BOLD back in the early 1980s! I decided to draw an imaginary cover for the NEMESIS solo series that never happened. It was a lot of fun including the trade dress that you saw on DC Comics back around 1983-84. Hope you like it!

Special thanks to letterer supreme Todd Klein for sending me a hi-res copy of the NEMESIS logo he designed back in the day for use in this piece! You can check out Todd's wonderful website here: [link] (Leave a few hours open, though -- there's a LOT to see!).

If you'd like to read the article I wrote, it's BACK ISSUE #64, the May 2013 issue. You can find it at your local comic shop or order a copy directly from TwoMorrows here: [link]
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ShivaTheSarcastic Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Student Artist
I have one of those issues! 
Syreene Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice! I used to love reading the Nemisis stories in my old Batman comics. :)
johntrumbull Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Me too!  That's why I pitched the article to BACK ISSUE editor Michael Eury!
mpz28 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
nicely done :)
johntrumbull Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
seikopatek Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
I'm only familiar with him only through his appearances in the early issues of John Ostrander's run of "Suicide Squad." Guess not many writers knew how to use the character. Although with the recent popularity of espionage dramas, some writer such as Rucka or Brubaker could probably utilize him in more spy tales.
johntrumbull Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, I'd suspect that more people know him from there than from the original backups in B&B. The thing that set Nemesis apart for me was that he was an extremely moral guy operating in a very grey world. That juxtaposition made him very interesting. I'd LOVE for DC to put a trade paperback together reprinting his B&B appearances. There should be enough for a decent SHOWCASE volume, I think.
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