Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Frankenstein Alive, Alive! #3 by Berni Wrightson

The waiting is over!  And it was well worth the wait!  This comic unites one of the greatest living artists with the subject he was born to draw, in my opinion, and every curve and shadow of the skin, every lab jar and beaker, wrinkle of cloth, raindrop, blade of grass, brick, book, and every tree is just superb.  I hope not, but if it takes another year for #4, so be it

Fantastic Four #1 Cover by Jack Kirby





Not sure if I'm following this correctly (and ya know my only mistake was saying I never make mistakes), but apparently this original splash page sold today for 1 MILLION dollars, and may be Jack's first attempt at the cover for FF #1.  It was published as a splash page in Strange Tales #96.  Certainly looks a lot like the published cover, and if someone's dropping the same amount of moolah as Dr. Evil demanded to spare the world, I'd assume they've done their homework.  Even if it's not truly the first FF cover, I know Frazettas are commanding a cool mil, so why not Kirbys?  And it truly is a beautiful drawing

Friday, April 11, 2014

Another Shadow Presentation Piece by Jim Steranko

Okay, the same one and only, but different (original?) color on the paper.  If this is a crummy guess, please let me know

Galactus by Jack Kirby

The big guy gets contemplative in this big splash original

Special Berni Wrightson Post!




























A lot of these embiggen nicely, especially the dino at first and vonFrankenstein's lab.  If you're not stoked for Frankenstein #3 next week, we better do a scat scan.  I just don't want to see you as an ancient in our mountain casinos with an oxygen tank while you're chain smok'n

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Then Came Bronson by Jack Kirby


Not really, but "I'm an idea man, Chuck" as Michael Keaton said in his first flick, Night Shift.  Then Came Bronson was a TV series in 1969-1970 about a guy who takes off on his bike "to find himself," and along the way helps folks and learns and teaches life lessons.  Kirby didn't title this, but it has often struck me as the beginning of a cosmic version of that television series

Monday, April 7, 2014

Marvelmania 6 Cover by Neal Adams



Yep, here's another repeat item ("fun and repetitive," member?), but a third image, the first one, has been added in another attempt to show these great pencils