Sunday, January 29, 2023

The Red Menace by Jim Steranko




 Occasionally, we got two unseen Shadows before the published paperback

Pterodactyl Huntresses by Jeff Jones



Fanzine fun from 1975 and 1969

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Amaz'n World of DC Comics #2 Centerfold by Berni Wrightson




 This guy first splashed down in 1971 in a fanzine (second image).  If you know the fanzine, by the way, please refresh me (I cannae remember last week, so fifty years ago is a lost cause).  Three years after that, he lands in Amaz'n World #2 as a big splash of an unused cover, and three years after THAT he emerges as the cover of HOM #255 with some otherworldly color'n by Wally's ex Tatjana Wood

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Dr. Strange and Spider-Man by Steve Ditko








 Okay, I'm so broke I cannae even pay attention, but I thought the one-and-only time Ditko combined his Marvel masterpieces was in Spidey Annual #2.  And yet, here's Comic Reader #42, also from 1965, with the same team-up.  Dig the loose-hand style and verbage of TCR back then, also.  Yeah, the solo Doc Strange has nothing to do with it, cept it's a great shot of him rid'n a "spaceball" much like Spidey

Saturday, January 21, 2023

Some Monstrous Frank Frazetta













I know I dunnae get out much, but a couple of these are new to me.  And maybe I'm just being paranoid and overly sensitive, but it looks like Fritz had a hidden camera in my bathroom mirror, cause most of these guys look just like the Cap'n when he arises

 

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Dark Domain by Gray Morrow






















 Russ tells me this 1970 sketchbook was promoted in The Monster Times, which makes sense cause they kinda owed him.  The last is not a sketch, but my fav Gray

Tuesday, January 17, 2023