Iron Man versus Titanium Man (2008)
by Steve Rude (1956-)
11 x 14 in., ink, marker and watercolor on paper
I was in graduate school at UW-Madison (1978-82) when Madison natives Steve Rude and writer Mike Baron first published Nexus (1981). The local, Capital City imprint did not last long, and Nexus moved to Dark Horse Comics.
Rude’s interpretation of the Marvel Heroes looks straight out of the early 1960s, which is a good thing.
The original Titanium Man first appeared in Tales of Suspense #68 in 1965, as an Iron Man villain, and was created by Don Heck and Stan Lee.