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Ethan Van Sciver CYBERFROG 2: Rekt Planet #1 Original Cover Art (ALL CAPS Comics, 2022). From the Modern Age of Comics – Original cover art of “CYBERFROG” as he battles a swarm of incoming “VyzPzz”. Extraordinary!

The Story:

CYBERFROG has awakened from a few decades slumber to find the Earth has been overrun by killer wasps. The Cybernetic frog was powered down due to being taken offline and he is reunited with his friend HEATHER SWAIN, who is surviving in the New Jersey Pine Barrens with her ten-year-old daughter LILY and others.

The Artist:

Ethan Van Sciver is an American comic book artist. He illustrated and drew covers for a number of superhero titles in the 2000s, primarily for DC Comics, including Green Lantern and The Flash: Rebirth, as well as New X-Men for Marvel Comics.

Born September 3, 1974 in Utah, he and his younger brother, alternative cartoonist Noah Van Sciver, grew up in Merchantville, New Jersey. He decided on a career in the comic book field after seeing the 1978 movie Superman as a child, but only began to read comics intently with John Byrne’s The Man of Steel in 1986. He cites Chris Claremont and Jon Bogdanove’s Fantastic Four vs. the X-Men (1987) as a strong influence as well.

While in high school, Van Sciver did various art-related jobs, which included painting murals of Native Americans, drawing caricatures for mall customers, illustrating children’s books and airbrushing t-shirts. Van Sciver’s first comics work was published in 1994, writing and drawing Cyberfrog, published by Hall of Heroes and later by Harris Comics.

His first work for DC Comics was in 1998, which led to him being hired in 1999 as the artist on the series Impulse, with writer Todd Dezago. This was followed in 2001 by the first of what would become several collaborations with writer Geoff Johns, on the superhero-horror one-shot The Flash: Iron Heights. Van Sciver was hired by Marvel Comics in 2001 to work on New X-Men, a retitled and revamped series (beginning with #114) written by Grant Morrison. The series’ primary artist Frank Quitely was not expected to illustrate the necessary twelve issues per year, so Van Sciver was scheduled to illustrate two issues per year, which expanded to more issues as Igor Kordey was also hired as a semi-regular artist. Van Sciver drew a total of four issues. In issue #133 of this series, Morrison and Van Sciver co-created the character Dust, a Sunni Muslim mutant who can transform into sand.

Returning to work primarily for DC, Van Sciver worked with Johns on the six-issue miniseries Green Lantern: Rebirth (2004) which restored the Silver Age character Hal Jordan as the publisher’s primary Green Lantern. They then worked together on an ongoing series featuring the character. During this time Van Sciver was one of the artists who contributed to a series of instructional books for amateur comics artists, published by Wizard magazine.

Johns, Van Sciver, Dave Gibbons, Ivan Reis and others produced Sinestro Corps War, a high-profile 11-issue story appearing in DC’s two Green Lantern monthly series in 2007. Van Sciver and Johns produced the six-issue mini-series The Flash: Rebirth (2009) which – like the earlier Green Lantern mini-series – reintroduced the Silver Age character Barry Allen as the Flash. The same year, he drew variant covers for DC’s crossover storyline Blackest Night. In 2011, as part of DC’s “New 52” initiative, he was the artist – and co-writer with Gail Simone of The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men. Starting in 2016, as part of the “DC Rebirth” relaunch of DC’s titles, Van Sciver drew issues of the Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps series.

Van Sciver received a “special thanks” credit in the films Justice League, Zack Snyder’s Justice League and The Suicide Squad.

In 2018, Van Sciver announced that he would produce his own comics and in 2019 he published Cyberfrog: Bloodhoney featuring his early character Cyberfrog, for which he had raised over $500,000 through crowdfunding. A campaign in 2020 raised over $1 million for a follow-up Cyberfrog: Rekt Planet.

The Art:

Stunning cover of CYBERFROG from the 1st Issue in the Rekt Planet storyline! One of the largest images of the character ever created. A rage-filled CYBERFROG battles a swarm of incoming VyzPzz! One of the best CYBERFROG covers of Van Sciver’s career!

The art is accomplished in ink over graphite on Bristol board and measures approximately 11 x 17 inches. Signed & dated by the artist in the lower right. The art is in excellent condition. Ultra-rare offering!   

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