Stephen Platt cover checklist

I think we can all agree that the 90's were a horrible time for mainstream comics (with counted exceptions because there were very good comics published in that decade, too). The Image explosion seemed to destroy all interest in anything resembling a story and a series of artists (despectively called McFarlane/Liefeld/Lee clones, not all of them deserved the treatment they got afterwards, but that's another article waiting to happen) whose styles resembled whatever was hot at the time seemed to appear out of nowhere. All editors wanted more Image in their comics!

In this case, we are talking about one of those artists that raised from unknown to superstart in a matter of months: Mr. Stephen Platt. Jumping into the nearly defunct Marc Spector: Moon Knight series as a last attempt to save it from cancellation, Platt had time to do 4 issues (with a 2 issue fill-in guest artist before the last one), before the series got cancelled and he graduated to the gold mine that Image had become.

With a style that was halfway between Liefeld on steroids and a mangaka McFarlane, he quickly disappeared from the comic scene and left us with a handful of crazy artwork and a broken heart.

It's funny that, a few years ago, when I actually started getting most of his stuff as a 90's comics survivor nightmare revival, he has slowly started making a comeback and has done a few covers here and there to keep us asking for more. Some of these (mostly the Marvel variants) are very difficult to find, but you can get all the Image comics for under $1, so go crazy! You could do worse things than taking a look at his Prophet run (just don't try to read it).

Actually, if you guys express any interest, I will even write another article and go through the Europe-only Soul Saga finale, because I miss this guy, God knows why.

Stephen Platt cover checklist

10TH MUSE (2000) # 2
ASYLUM (1995) # 1
AVENGERS: X-SANCTION (2012) # 2 (Stephen Platt Variant)
BADROCK (1995) # 1
BLACK FLAG (1995) # 2
BLOODSTRIKE (1993) # 15
BLOODSTRIKE (1993) # 16
CABBOT: BLOODHUNTER (1997) # 1
CYBERPUNX (1996) # 1
DEATHBLOW (2006) # 1 (Stephen Platt Variant)
E.V.E. PROTOMECHA (2000) # 2 (Stephen Platt Variant)
FIGHTING AMERICAN (1997) # 1
FIGHTING AMERICAN (1997) # 2
FIGHTING AMERICAN: DOGS OF WAR (1998) # 1
FIGHTING AMERICAN: DOGS OF WAR (1998) # 2
FIGHTING AMERICAN: DOGS OF WAR (1998) # 3
GEARS OF WAR SOURCEBOOK (2009)
LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT (2012) # 1 (Stephen Platt variant)
MARC SPECTOR: MOON KNIGHT (1989) # 55
MARC SPECTOR: MOON KNIGHT (1989) # 56
MARC SPECTOR: MOON KNIGHT (1989) # 57
MARC SPECTOR: MOON KNIGHT (1989) # 58
MARC SPECTOR: MOON KNIGHT (1989) # 59
MARC SPECTOR: MOON KNIGHT (1989) # 60
NOVA (2013) # 4 (Stephen Platt Variant)
PASSOVER (1996)
PROPHET (1993) # 4 (Stephen Platt cover)
PROPHET (1993) # 5
PROPHET (1993) # 6
PROPHET (1993) # 7
PROPHET (1993) # 8
PROPHET (1993) # 9
PROPHET (1993) # 10
PROPHET (1995) # 1 (San Diego Variant)
PROPHET (1995) # 1 (Stephen Platt Chromium Wraparound Cover)
PROPHET (1995) # 2 (Stephen Platt cover)
PROPHET (1995) # 3
PROPHET (1995) # 4
PROPHET (1995) # 5
PROPHET (1995) # 6
PROPHET (1995) # 7
PROPHET (1995) # 8
SOUL SAGA (2000) # 1
SOUL SAGA (2000) # 1 (Another Universe Variant)
SOUL SAGA (2000) # 2
SOUL SAGA (2000) # 3
SOUL SAGA (2000) # 4
SOUL SAGA (2000) # 5
SOUL SAGA PREVIEW (2000)
SPIDER-MAN / BADROCK #1B (1997)
SUPREME (1992) # 0
SUPREME (1992) # 12
SUPREME (1992) # 25
SUPREME (1992) # 43
SUPREME (1992) # 44
SUPREME (1992) # 45
SUPREME (1992) # 46
UNCANNY X-FORCE (2010) # 25 (Stephen Platt Variant)
VAMPI (2000) # 12 (Stephen Platt Variant)
WOLVERINE (1988) # 310 (Stephen Platt Sketch Variant)
WOLVERINE (1988) # 310 (Stephen Platt Variant)
WOLVERINE / CABLE: GUTS AND GLORY (1999)
X-FORCE / YOUNGBLOOD (1996)
YOUNGBLOOD STRIKEFILE (1993) # 8

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