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Martineck Marvel Overpower Cards

 Moving right along into the next multi - requested checklist, here are all the cards I drew for the various Marvel Overpower card sets. They were all base cards and I believe I have them all accounted for. If anyone thinks I missed one or screwed the list up in anyway, please let me know. 
  I don't know if there is a resurgence going on for these sets or what, but I've been contacted a lot about these cards recently. Along with which ones I did, I've also been asked if I have the originals and if I'd be willing to sell any. I know I have many of the originals. Some I've already sold here and there, some were "lifted" from Fleers offices and I never got them back, and I know of one that was lost in a fire. As for selling them, yes, I would be up for that. But, I am in the middle of a fairly tight deadline and probably won't be getting around to organizing that until I'm done in a few weeks. I will post here when I start making them available.

Thanks everyone for the interest and heres my Overpower checklist.


Marvel Overpower Cards Artwork List

Series 1 Marvel Overpower 1995
1) Cable – Custom Firearms
2) Carnage – Climb
3) Deadpool – Killing Machine
4) Doctor Doom -  Villainous Plot
5) Human Torch – Fire Shield
6) Human Torch – Nova Burst
7) Invisible Woman – Force Field
8) Iron Man – In The Line OF Fire
9) Jean Grey – Telekinesis
10) Magneto – Repel Object
11) Omega Red – KGB Training
12) Professor X – Psychic Scan
13) Silver Surfer – Cosmic Healing
14) Spider-Man – Spider Sense
15) Thing - Rock Skin
16) War Machine – Energy Shield
17) Event Card – Age Of Apocalypse – “Rebel Forces Regroup!” - Gambit, Jubilee
18) Event Card – Infestation Incident – “Alien Creature Rampage!” - Professor X
19) Event Card – Maximum Carnage – “Friends And Allies” - Morbius
20) Event Card – Maximum Carnage – “Symbiotic Hero Captured!” - Venom
21) Event Card – Separation Anxiety – “Breakout” - Venom 
22)Event Card – Sins Of The Future – “Mutants In Hiding” – Cannonball, (& Cyclops, Wolverine)
23) Mission Cards – Infestation Incident - Captain America
24) Mission Cards – Infestation Incident - Nick Fury
25) Mission Cards – Infestation Incident - Cyclops
26) Mission Cards – Infestation Incident - Wolverine
27) Mission Cards – Infestation Incident - Brood Queen
28) Power Card – 5 Strength - Cyber
29) Universe Card - Training - Archangel
30) Universe Card –Chain – Sabretooth

Series 2 Overpower Powersurge 1995
31) Banshee – Hero Card
32) Banshee – Super Scream
33) Colossus – Iron Curtain
34) Daredevil – Hyper Senses
35) Deadpool – Bushwack
36) Doctor Doom – Expendable Ally
37) Dr. Strange – Eldritch Blasts
38) Longshot – Hero Card
39) Longshot – Freedom Fighter
40) Longshot –One In A Million
41) Magneto – Power Flux
42) Mandarin – Electromagnetic Shield
43) Mandarin – Vortex Beam
44) Mojo – Body Guard
45) Mojo – It’s A Rap
46) Mr. Sinister – Hidden Agenda
47) Mysterio – Alter Perception
48) Mysterio – Mist And Mirrors
49) Namor – Winged Feet
50) Scarlet Spider – Sticky Fingers
51) Storm – Weather Manipulation
52) Thing – Brute Force
53) Universe Card – Teamwork – Rhino, Doctor Octopus, Mysterio
54) Universe Card – Teamwork – Namor, Captain America, Human Torch

Series 3 Overpower Mission Control 1996
55) Brood – Alien Hunger
56) Brood – Bony Exosceleton
57) Doc Samson – Green Haired Hero
58) Hawkeye – Avenging Archer
59) Morbius – Hero Card
60) Morbius – Blood Hunger
61) Morbius – Dread Champion
62) Morbius – Undead Stamina
63) Morph – Maximum Morph
64) Morph – Power Mimic
65) Quicksilver – Hero Card
66) Sentinals – Hunter/Killer
67) Vision – Android Endurance
68) Vision – Optic Energy
69) Mission Cards – Dark Phoenix Saga – Mastermind
70) Mission Cards – Dark Phoenix Saga – Nightcrawler & Phoenix
71) Mission Cards – Dark Phoenix Saga - Cyclops & Phoenix

Series 5 Overpower IQ 1996
72) Captain America – Sentinel OF Liberty
73) Henry Pym – Ant Man

74) Jubilee - Wisecrack

75) Kingpin – Business Savy

76) Kingpin – Crime Magnate
77) Kingpin – Underworld Henchmen
78) Kingpin – Walking Stick
79) Longshot – Purity Of Thought
80) Mandarin – Energy Void
81) Mandarin – Master Tactician
82) Morbius – Induce panic
83) Mr. Sinister – Marauder
84) Mysterio – Holographic Decoy
85) Mysterio – Mysteryvision
86) Nick Fury – Battle Strategy
87) Punisher – Outwit
88) Sentinels – Mutant Countermeasures
89) Sentinels – Robot Mentality
90) Strong Guy – Bodyguard
91) Power Card – 1 Intellect – Lizard
92) Power Card – 3 Intellect – Kraven
93) Power Card – 4 Intellect – Modok
94) Power Card – 8 Intellect – Doom 2099
95) Universe Card – Teamwork – War Machine, Hawkeye, Spider-Woman

Series 7 Overpower Monumental 1997
96) Overpower Monumental Wrapper – Spider-man
97) Iceman – Opal Tanaka
98) New Warriors – Night Thrasher
99) Event Card - Secret Wars – "Ambushed!" – Wrecker, Colossus
100) Event Card - Secret Wars – "Charmed" - Enchantress
101) Event Card - Secret Wars – "Empathic Healing" - Colossus
102) Event Card - Secret Wars – "Keeps Going & Going" – Ultron, Human Torch
103) Power Card – 2 Strength – Rogue
104) Power Card – Multipower 4M – Mimic
105) Tactic Card -  Double Shot – Energy – Spider-man, Human Torch
106) Universe Card – Ally – Yukio (& Wolverine)
107) Universe Card – Teamwork – The Hand
108) Universe Card – Teamwork – Juggernaut, Deadpool, Black Tom 

Warren Martineck

Reader Comments (12)

Hi there, I was alerted to this post by somebody who noted that you list the 10) Magneto – Repel Object card as one you did. Is this meant to say that you did the colouring over another artist's pencils in this case? I ask because I am certain that Bart Sears did the pencils for this particular card - http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_bo7aR8t0k9k/S5e97hykRgI/AAAAAAAAAbI/AEb2nImQAUQ/s1600-h/Bart+Sears+-+Overpower-+Magneto+Repel+Object.jpg.
Any info you can give me would be great, as I am the #1 Bart Sears fan and need to know this stuff! Thanks.

January 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJay Penn

Hey Jay,
Thanks, I will take this as a compliment. No, I didn't color it. Back then, I couldn't color to save my life. But yes, I did the pencils for this card. As a matter of fact, I originally had a withering hand in the middle of Magnetos blast and my editor made me take it out. It was intended to be the drawing for the "Energy 7" card but they changed it after I finished and sent it in.

I hope I didn't disappoint you too much.

January 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWARREN MARTINECK

Just spoke to Bart about it and he said he definitely did it... hmmm.

January 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJay Penn

Hmmm, is right. Well. I've got the original right here with my name on it that says otherwise....

January 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWARREN MARTINECK

any chance I could see it? I'll pass it on to Bart as well if you like.

January 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJay Penn

There you go. Image posted above.
Now remember, you need to give us artists a little slack now and then. It was over 15 years ago.... ;)

January 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWARREN MARTINECK

Haha, don't worry, I'm an artist too, and I cringe at the stuff I did just yesterday, let alone 15 years ago!
As far as that card is concerned, I showed the original to Bart, and he still contends he did it, but he said that he was often asked to 'fix' some stuff back then. He said it is possible that they sent him your art to use as a layout. The finished art does seem to bare that out, as there is some pretty obvious changes between yours and the final, most notable the abs, hands, nose and leg.
Obviously, I don't want us to get too worked up about this, as it was a looong time ago!

January 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJay Penn

Well that's interesting, I'd never heard that. I guess it's possible that we could have both work on it. Crazier things have happened. I figured it was the colorist. Some of the other cards I did looked a lot different after the colorists were done with them. (not all to my happiness)

No need to worry Jay, I find this fascinating.
Thanks for keeping it interesting.

January 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWARREN MARTINECK

Agreed, it is fascinating stuff! I've just sent an email to Andy Smith, who was hanging out with Bart at the time, to see if he can recall anything. Will let you know how it goes. Thanks for being cool about this, I was worried you'd blow your top!

January 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJay Penn

I look at it this way. That was one of my earliest professional jobs and if someone needed to fix the artwork up... the finished card looks great, I still got paid for it, and it makes for a good story.

January 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWARREN MARTINECK

A very healthy outlook! I've just been going through some of your other cards from those sets, jeepers you did a lot of cards!

January 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJay Penn


January 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWARREN MARTINECK

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