Sunday, June 16, 2019

Ships That Sailed Not Upon The Sea by Steve Ditko, Wally Wood, and Barry Smith


A beautiful panel from Stalker #3 in 1975, and another beaut a few years earlier in Conan #1

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Happy Father's Day


How apropro that Jack Kirby dominates on the dad images, as he is the big daddy of all this.  Dad joke:  My dog started chasing people on bicycles.  It got so bad, I took his bike away

Hercules by Jack Kirby






Billy Shakes once said, "he that hath a beard is more than a youth, he that hath none is less than a man"

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Conan In Chains--by Barry Smith



But still Conan!  Okay, I had a total geek out today (as opposed to other days, Cap'n?).  I was not a big Marvel fan at the moment this came out as the House Ad for Conan #2.  Jack Kirby was over at DC, Steranko was gone, Neal Adams wasn't doing much, Wrightson was mostly DC, Wally Wood was done for the second time at Marvel, John Buscema was over that moment when Sub-Mariner and Silver Surfer shined, Ditko was independant, blah, blah, blah....Anyhoo, I missed this house ad, cause the only Marvel Mag I was grab'n was Conan, and house ads weren't in the same comic they were promoting.  So, this morning, I had the brilliant idea of searching the comics that came out the same month as Conan #2, at a shop that had many of these 70s Marvels I had never bothered with.  I wrote all that month's Marvel mags on an index card and began searching.  I was dismayed to learn Spider-Man #91 came out that same month, and most house ads were of Spidey.  Spider-Man #91 itself, by the by, was mysteriously missing.  The last mag on my index card was Sub-Mariner #32, and on the last page (send it to Subby letters page)  THERE IT WAS.  Part of my geek-out was because this art wasnae used in the comic, and it was amaz'n art.  The second and third images have been up on here for quite a while, but not the real house ad.  mind.  blown

Silver Surfer #10 Splash by John Buscema

I've always thought the first six issues of The Silver Surfer were amazeballs, and if you spend a minute on here, you've seen me yak about #4 being one the all-time great comics (must do my ten comics I want on a desert isle), but the rest of the series (until #18 had Jack Kirby) was pretty much ho-hum to me, EXCEPT for this splash

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Ninjak by Joe Quesada


















Although the first image is my fav, you can embiggen the last three as big as ya wanna

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Jones'n Some Covers by Jeff Jones













The seventies were always fun at the used book stores

Red Moon And Black Mountain by Frank Frazetta

Is it just my forgetfulness, or is this the only version I'm going to find?  Would love to see it sans type and folds