Friday, September 19, 2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Supermoon by Jim Steranko

Yeah, I had to drag out onea my fav covers ( Nick Fury Agent o SHIELD #6) again, cuz of all the Supermoons we've been having of late

Buster Crabbe by Frank Frazetta

I met Buster Crabbe in the 1970s, and it was the strangest thing.  He and his wife were sitting at a small folding table in the middle of a mall in Phoenix, and when I walked up, there was no one else around.  I told him how much I had enjoyed watching his films at the army base theater in Germany a decade before that, but for the life of me, I can't recall why they were there...I think they were selling a vitamin line or sump'n....strange

A Postcard From Jack Kirby

This FF splash became a great "Far-out" postcard in the day, but my all-time fav on postcard lines is the classic, "The weather is here!  Wish you were beautiful"

Marvelmania #2 Cover by Barry Smith

Conan #1 had a beautiful cover, but for some reason I like this version much more

First Self-Portrait by Berni Wrightson

Yeah, yeah, probably just Doctor Frankenstein coming up with a crazy idea about creat'n a little sump'n sump'n, but this time frame (undated, but 1966-1968) makes me think Berni probably looked a lot like this.  I know DC and Marvel made him draw himself ("It's the law, son, you must become relateable to the kids"), but this is just pure Wrightson putting himself in the art ala Frazetta

Monster Mania #2 Cover by Frank Frazetta


The insides of this has some fascinat'n photos from old horror movies, but apparently featuring the cover artist on the inside was frowned upon (keyboard doesn't have musical notes to put around frowned upon) at Renaissance Productions.  Drats!!!  Still, for just doing the cover, Fritz still rocked their world