Creator Spotlight – Michael Turner

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The comic industry lost one of the industries best talents eight years ago. Michael Turner would have turned 45 years old on April 21st. He was a fan favorite that delivered on every single cover he put out. His pencils were unmistakable. His covers were remarkable. Michael died on June 27th 2008 at the young age of 37. Gone way too soon, but he left fans with the memory of his work. A vast body of work that spans from 1994 to 2008. Recently though, Turner’s art has been showing up once again through exclusive variant covers. They’ve garnered a lot of attention and have sold out….quickly. Michael Turner is doing it again, making fans love him all over again.

Here are a few of our favorite books. We couldn’t list them all, so maybe your favorite was left off. No hard feelings. His body of work is simply too expansive. Too many to choose from. Enjoy our list below.

Thanks Michael, your work will always live on.

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Cyberforce #9

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Cyberforce Universe Sourcebook #2

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Witchblade #1 1996

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Witchblade #1

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Cyberforce #9 (1994) – Here is the first professional work from Michael Turner. Pencils and collaborative cover.

Cyberforce Universe Sourcebook #2 (1995) – Michael collaborates with Billy Tan on this cover.

Witchblade #1 (1995) – Witchblade begins with Michael at the helm.

Witchblade #1 (1996) – This Germany release was the first Turner solo cover without collaboration.

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Aria #1

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Fathom Preview

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No Honor #1

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Top Cow Classics In Black and White Sketch Cover #1

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Fathom Preview (1998) – Turner begins with his Fathom character. A preview book.

Aria #1 (1999) – Michael’s first U.S. solo cover.

Top Cow Classics In Black and White Sketch Cover #1 (2000) – Here is a simple yet incredible Turner pencil cover. The Dynamic Forces variant.

No Honor #1 (2001) – Just a great comic and cover from Turner.

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Tomb Raider #25

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The Agency #1

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Battle of The Planets #1

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Tomb Raider #17

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The Agency #1 (2001) – Another great comic and another great cover.

Tomb Raider #17 (2001) – This signed/numbered museum edition is a beauty.

Battle of The Planets #1 (2002) – Battle of The Planets Turner cover.

Tomb Raider #25 (2002) – Endgame part 1. Turner pencils and a fantastic Turner cover.

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Ekos Preview 2002

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G.I. Joe #21

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Soulfire Preview

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Teen Titans #1

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Ekos: Preview (2002) – Turner pencils and cover.

Soulfire Preview (2003) – Turner pencils and cover.

G.I. Joe #21 (2003) – Micheal steps outside the Aspen/Top Cow banner and does a cover for the G.I. Joe Image Comics title.

Teen Titans #1 (2003) – Turner’s first DC work; cover art.

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Action Comics #812

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Action Comics #813

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Adventures of Superman #625

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Flash #207

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Action Comics #812 (2004) – Michael begins a Superman cover run.

Adventures of Superman #625 (2004) – Superman cover.

Flash #207 (2004) – Turner Flash cover.

Action Comics #813 (2004) – Another great cover.

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Superman Batman #4

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Flash #208

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Superman #205

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Superman Batman #8

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Superman Batman #4 (2004) – This rare German cover shows a half naked Supergirl as only Michael can deliver.

Superman Batman #8 (2004) – Michael pencils this issue, but it’s the second print penciled version of the original cover that grabs our attention. Nice. Very nice.

Flash #208 (2004) – Another Flash cover. More success.

Superman #205 (2004) – Michael captures the awe-aspiring strength of Superman on this cover.

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Flash #210

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G.I. Joe #33

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Identity Crisis #1

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Superman Batman #10

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Superman Batman #10 (2004) – Awesome Wonder Woman cover from Turner.

Flash #210 (2004) – Flash/Zoom cover by Turner.

G.I. Joe #33 (2004) – A Wraith Turner cover. Low print run.

Identity Crisis #1 (2004) – Michael places many DC characters on this cover.

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Supergirl #1

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Flash #211

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Identity Crisis #4

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Ms. Marvel #1

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Flash #211 (2004) – As Michael showed us Superman’s strength (Superman #205), he gives us Flash’s speed here.

Identity Crisis #4 (2004) – One of if not our favorite Turner cover ever. Nails this.

Supergirl #1 (2005) – The second print cover is spectacular.

Ms. Marvel #1 (2006) – Here the Turner sketch variant way outshines the regular color cover. First modern day Ms. Marvel series.

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Black Panther #18

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Civil War #1

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Civil War #2

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Wolverine Origins #1

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Wolverine Origins #1 (2006) – Michael’s first take on Wolverine. Cover art.

Civil War #1 (2006) – When Michael did the cover art to DC’s Identity Crisis two years earlier, which featured some jam covers, it’s only fitting he’d do Marvel’s Civil War.

Civil War #2 (2006) – More Turner Civil War cover art. Simply amazing.

Black Panther #18 (2006) – Storm graces the Turner cover.

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Civil War #3

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Incredible Hulk #100

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Justice League of America #1

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Justice League of America #3

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Civil War #3 (2006) – The iconic Iron Spider cover. The penciled version is a must own.

Justice League of America #1 (2006) – The third print sketch cover. Yes that one.

Justice League of America #3 (2006) – Red Tornado Cover.

Incredible Hulk #100 (2007) – Turner SMASH! Michael shows off here. An “Incredible” Hulk cover. The Grey variant is scarce.

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Sub-Mariner #1

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Fantastic Four #547

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Justice League of America #8

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World War Hulk #1

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Justice League of America #8 (2007) – Batman cover.

Fantastic Four #547 (2007) – Turner cover. Human Torch dominates this cover.

Sub-Mariner #1 (2007) – One of the best Sub-Mariner covers ever.

World War Hulk #1 Aspen Exclusive Variant (2007) – A Hulk jam cover.

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Daredevil #100

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Silver Surfer In Thy Name #1

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Spider-Man Red Sonja #1

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Thor #1

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Thor #1 (2007) – The third print sketch cover. Michael shows how puny us earth people really are when Thor stares down upon us.

Daredevil #100 (2007) – Turner cover.

Spider-Man Red Sonja #1 (2007) – Spidey teams with Red Sonja and Turner provides this cover.

Silver Surfer In Thy Name #1 (2007) – Wow.

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Amazing Spider-Man #15

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Batman Rebirth #1

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Spider-Man Red Sonja #5

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Uncanny X-Men #500

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Spider-Man Red Sonja #5 (2008) – This cover captures Peter and Red Sonja in a romantic moment.

Uncanny X-Men #500 (2008) – A rare sketch cover and one of Michael’s last covers.

Batman Rebirth #1 (2016) – Michael Turner’s art will live on forever. New art and reproduced older art will show up from time to time. This Batman image was used as a variant cover for DC’s Rebirth line.

Amazing Spider-Man #15 (2016) – Here is another recent variant Turner cover. Spidey and Black Cat.

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Civil War #1

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(BALTIMORE, MD) — (August 7, 2015) — The surviving heroes of the Marvel Universe confront Doom and his Thor Corps in Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic’s Secret Wars #4 from Marvel Comics, the best-selling comic book in July 2015 according to information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors, the world’s largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise.

Marvel Comics was July’s top publisher with a 38.43% dollar share and a 41.59% unit share. DC Entertainment was the month’s number two publisher with a 23.94% dollar share and a 24.30% unit share. July’s number three publisher was Image Comics with a 9.48% dollar share and a 10.72% unit share. In fourth was IDW Publishing with a 6.60% dollar share and a 5.28% unit share. Dark Horse Comics placed fifth for the month with a 3.77% dollar share and a 3.36% unit share.

In July, Marvel Comics had eight titles among the top ten best-selling comics, including Charles Soule and Alex Maleev’s Star Wars: Lando #1 at #2 and Soule and Leinil Francis Yu’s Civil War #1 at #3. Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo continue their impressive run on their current adventures of the Dark Knight, with DC Entertainment’s Batman #42 coming in at #5. Also in the top ten was Mark Waid and Fiona Staples’ Archie #1, a modern relaunch of the venerable character from Archie Comics, at #7.

Bill Willingham’s long-running fantasy Fables came to its conclusion in Fables Volume 22 from DC Entertainment’s VERTIGO imprint, the best-selling graphic novel for July and one of the publisher’s four volumes in the top ten. Image Comics had two titles among the top ten, with Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie’s The Wicked & The Divine Volume 2: Fandemonium as their best-selling graphic novel at #2. Marvel Comics had two titles in the top ten, led by Hawkeye Volume 4: Rio Bravo by Jonathan Hickman and David Aja at #3.

Gemstone’s softcover edition of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide Volume 45 was July’s best-selling book, and the hardcover edition ranked #2 for the month.

DC Entertainment’s DC Comics Blueline: Batman By Jim Lee San Diego Comic-Con 2015 Exclusive Action Figure, a unique new action figure that boasts a design based on Lee’s pencil artwork of the Dark Knight, was July’s best-selling toy and one of the manufacturer’s five products in the top ten. Also in the top ten was Diamond Select Toys with two products; the Marvel Select: Deadpool Action Figure was their best-selling product at #2.

The Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers: Age of Ultron Foil Packs, an expansion for WizKids/NECA’s collectible dice game based on Marvel Comics’ Age of Ultron comic book, was July’s best-selling game product.

 

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TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

 

PUBLISHER

DOLLAR

SHARE

UNIT

SHARE

MARVEL COMICS

38.43%

41.59%

DC ENTERTAINMENT

23.94%

24.30%

IMAGE COMICS

9.48%

10.72%

IDW PUBLISHING

6.60%

5.28%

DARK HORSE COMICS

3.77%

3.36%

ARCHIE COMICS

2.28%

2.62%

BOOM! STUDIOS

1.85%

1.99%

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

1.83%

1.65%

TITAN COMICS

1.26%

1.15%

ONI PRESS

1.24%

1.19%

OTHER NON-TOP 10

9.32%

6.13%

 

NEW TITLES SHIPPED

PUBLISHER

COMICS SHIPPED

GRAPHIC NOVELS SHIPPED

MAGAZINES SHIPPED

TOTAL

SHIPPED

MARVEL COMICS

75

36

0

111

DC ENTERTAINMENT

75

34

0

109

IMAGE COMICS

74

19

0

93

IDW PUBLISHING

45

29

0

74

DARK HORSE COMICS

34

16

0

50

BOOM ENTERTAINMENT

32

3

0

35

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

21

4

0

25

TITAN COMICS

14

6

4

24

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS

15

2

0

17

ONI PRESS INC.

8

3

0

11

OTHER NON-TOP 10

103

150

49

302

COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

 

DOLLARS

UNITS

JULY 2015 VS. JUNE 2014

COMICS

8.35%

3.46%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

3.88%

5.14%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

6.91%

3.61%

JULY 2015 VS. JULY 2014

COMICS

-4.67%

-8.22%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

1.29%

10.81%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

-2.88%

-6.74%

YEAR-TO-DATE 2015 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2014

COMICS

12.64%

12.08%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

5.08%

5.18%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

10.25%

11.50%

 

 

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS

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RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

SECRET WARS #4

$3.99

APR150697-M MAR

2

STAR WARS: LANDO #1

$3.99

MAY150764-M MAR

3

CIVIL WAR #1

$4.99

MAY150682-M MAR

4

STAR WARS #7

$3.99

MAY150775-M MAR

5

BATMAN #42

$3.99

MAY150192-M DC

6

DARTH VADER #7

$3.99

APR150858-M MAR

7

ARCHIE #1

$3.99

APR151026-M ARC

8

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS #2

$3.99

APR150758-M MAR

9

AGE OF APOCALYPSE #1

$4.99

MAY150692-M MAR

10

GUARDIANS OF KNOWHERE #1

$3.99

APR150830-M MAR

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

FABLES VOLUME 22 TP (MR)

$17.99

APR150316 DC

2

THE WICKED & THE DIVINE VOL. 2: FANDEMONIUM TP (MR)

$14.99

APR150619 IMA

3

HAWKEYE VOLUME 4: RIO BRAVO TP

$17.99

OCT140937 MAR

4

RED SONJA #1973

$7.99

MAY151220 DE

5

BATMAN: HARLEY QUINN TP

$19.99

APR150289 DC

6

AUTUMNLANDS VOL. 1: TOOTH & CLAW TP (MR)

$9.99

APR150573 IMA

7

DIVINITY TP

$9.99

MAY151625 VAL

8

NEW SUICIDE SQUAD VOL. 1: PURE INSANITY TP

$16.99

APR150302 DC

9

CIVIL WAR TP

$24.99

JAN072436 MAR

10

BATMAN ETERNAL VOLUME 2 TP

$39.99

APR150286 DC

TOP 10 BOOKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

OVERSTREET COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE VOL. 45 SC

$29.95

APR151518-M GEM

2

OVERSTREET COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE VOL. 45 HC

$35.00

APR151519-M GEM

3

STAR WARS: JEDI ACADEMY VOL. 3: THE PHANTOM BULLY

$12.99

MAY151809 SCH

4

STAR WARS LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK: A NEW HOPE

$4.99

MAY151813 RAN

5

STAR WARS LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

$4.99

MAY151814 RAN

6

STAR WARS LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK: RETURN OF THE JEDI

$4.99

MAY151815 RAN

7

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S STAR WARS: THE CLONE ARMY ATTACKETH HC

$14.95

MAY151808 RAN

8

STAR WARS LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK: REVENGE OF THE SITH

$4.99

MAY151812 RAN

9

STAR WARS LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK: THE PHANTOM MENACE

$4.99

MAY151810 RAN

10

STAR WARS LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK: ATTACK OF THE CLONES

$4.99

MAY151811 RAN

TOP 10 TOYS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

DC COMICS BLUELINE: BATMAN BY JIM LEE SDCC 2015 EXCLUSIVE FIG. JAN158085 DC

2

MARVEL SELECT: DEADPOOL ACTION FIGURE MAR101468 DST

3

MAXIMUM CARNAGE FINE ART STATUE NOV142339 KOT

4

DC COMICS: THE NEW 52: THE JOKER ACTION FIGURE DEC140437 DC

5

DC COMICS COVER GIRLS: WONDER WOMAN STATUE JAN150421 DC

6

FINAL FANTASY ADVENT CHILDREN PLAY ARTS KAI: CLOUD STRIFE FIG. SEP148219 SQU

7

BATMAN BLACK & WHITE STATUE BY MIKE MIGNOLA DEC140431 DC

8

DC COMICS: THE NEW 52: GREEN LANTERN JOHN STEWART FIGURE DEC140436 DC

9

BACK TO THE FUTURE: TIME MACHINE MARK I CAR APR148369 DST

10

DC COMICS VARIANT PLAY ARTS KAI: BATMAN TIMELESS WILD WEST FIG DEC148596 SQU

TOP 10 GAMES

RANK

DESCRIPTION

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

MARVEL DICE MASTERS: AVENGERS AGE OF ULTRON FOIL PACKS MAR152653 NEC

2

MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: 2015 ORIGINS BOOSTER PACKS MAY152770 WIZ

3

CHEW: CASES OF THE FDA CARD GAME MAR152639 IDW

4

MARVEL DICE MASTERS: AVENGERS AGE OF ULTRON STARTER SET MAR152654 NEC

5

DC DECK BUILDING GAME: TEEN TITANS DEC142543 CRY

6

MARVEL DICE MASTERS: AGE OF ULTRON COLLECTOR’S BOX APR152744 NEC

7

MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: 2015 ORIGINS FAT PACK MAY152772 WIZ

8

MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: DRAGONS OF TARKIR BOOSTER PACKS JAN158366 WIZ

9

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS NEXT: PLAYER’S HANDBOOK HC JUL142620 WIZ

10

MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: 2015 ORIGINS CLASH DECKS MAY152771 WIZ

 

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