Back in the 1990s when non-sport cards were all the rage, I got several cards signed by Greg and Tim Hildebrandt during one of the Comic-Cons. The cards were brilliantly done. The whole set of 140 base cards was made up of paintings showcasing Marvel characters and were artfully crafted by the Brothers Hildebrandt, a twin team of painters specializing in fantasy artwork, particularly Tolkien’s works.
The artwork in this series was far superior format by comparison to the Marvel Masterpieces Series II set which I think suffered from inconsistencies due to too many different styles of artwork from various artists. Series III hearkened back to the much more positively received Marvel Masterpieces I which similarly was painted entirely by Joe Jusko.
Since sexy comic book characters have proven to be particularly popular on my blog, I pulled out five of the best looking characters that were signed by the brothers. Here they are: