Thursday, April 16, 2015

Brak the Barbarian VS The Sorceress by Frank Frazetta

Have I ever mentioned what amaz'n times we live in?  Okay, indulge me.  There was never an artist like Frazetta (Michaelangelo, granted, whom it's obvious Fritz imulated), and there will never be another.... or, there might be another, but at this point, I dunnae care

Sunset by Berni Wrightson and Frank Frazetta

Let's face it---normally I would never bother with a cowpoke painting by Fritz cause it's....a cowpoke painting.  BUT (as PeeWee once said, "Why does everybody hafta have a big but?"), since Sunset Swamp Thing is about to blow up, and since Berni is going thru misery right now (sorry, Berni, you know we love ya), this made wacked-out sense to me.  Look for more soon

Orcs by Frank Frazetta

1975, and I'm in the midst of my freshman year at CU, and Chuck has opened a little comic shop in the back of Elaine's SciFi Bookstore in the basement of the biz district of Boulder (a few blocks of Pearl Street, before the walk'n mall), and Chuck hands me this Tolkien portfolio by Fritz (Chuck was the one and only employee of MileHigh Comics back then), and I'm jaded (18 was the drink'n age) and I'm flipping thru this going yeah, yeah, uh-huh, yeah, and I get to plate sic, the Orcs, and I heard the choir

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

New Doc Doom by Jack Kirby!!!

Okay, just new to me (although probly pretty new to just about everyone).  These pencils are part of the May 8th auction over at Heritage Auctions, which looks to be one of their most amaz'n auctions ever.  Unpublished art for a late 60s calendar for Marvel, this is one of Jack's greatest, methinks

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Electric Canes by Rich Corben

I'm not say'n this is trippy, but if this ISN'T trippy, I don't know what is.  On the ground, a battle rages with the common weapon being a walking cane that can zap you with its tip.  Our hero in this battle has the black- power symbol painted on his forehead, and wears an outfit covered in circuit-board schematics.  In the sky above the battle, ethereal beings fly around because of wheels and axles (or barbells, maybe) embedded through the lower part of their backs.  The normal part of the picture is the grapefruit queen try'n to get everyone to just chillax.  uh-huh

Monday, April 13, 2015

Egghead by Jack Kirby

This Cap'n Victory wingman was weird AND wonderful

Saturday, April 11, 2015

New Paperback Cover by Frank Frazetta!!!!

Yeah, yeah, just new to me.  When I said to the used bookstore owner as I checked out that this was like the quintessential Frazetta, he grabbed a mint copy of Flashman at the Charge and said I was wrong, cause that cover was the quintessential.  Then I was further amazed when I got home and found Land That Time Forgot was not the only book using this art