Thursday, July 31, 2014

Somewhere Ogre the Rainbow by Berni Wrightson

Not much to say about this unpublished gem, so I thought I'd just put up a spiffy title

Another Best Conan Cover by Barry Smith

I've put this up a ton in the past, but this un is particularly smooooth

Ad w/Alternate Cover by Jack Kirby

Methinks the New Gods cover improved by press time

Ebay Humor by Jim Steranko

Val n Cap n Nick are actually serious (and very good), but then I looked at the dedication

Four Ages of Conan by Barry Smith

Each plate is first shown in original b&w publ. (please embiggen) then the hand-colored version, and the very last is the best example of Kenneth Smith's (no relation-but Ken was a great fan artist w/self publ. Phantasmagoria) colorization.  If you wanna be a completist with this wunnerful quartet, somewhere else on here is ANOTHER colorization from The Studio coffee table book (also by Barry, I presume, but not as subdude as these), and if you really need to, somewhere is Ken's other colorizations.  I don't know about you, but look'n at these, I feel Barry could have said, "Poke me with a fork, I think I'm done."  There may have been a fifth age-Conan the Thief- but if there was, I haveta assume it was stolen

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Moon Rider by Frank Frazetta

One of the paintings I haven't seen much of over the years, and I dunnae why

Luscious Black'n White Batmans by Barry Smith and Jim Steranko

3 X Berni Wrightson

Heard he is doing real good, and should make a full recovery.  This is indeed great news

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Killer Android by Jack Kirby

....and Joe Sinnott....killer....

Some Conan Saga by Barry Smith


Although it was great to see Conan #7 in pencil form, most of the printing quality was poor on these reprints.  The new covers sure rocked, tho

Monday, July 28, 2014

One Mean Gun-Slinger by Jim Steranko

You should embiggen and look in those eyes

Queen Cleopatra by Jeff Jones

Yeah, looks like I've played a ton of miniature magnetic chess on this cover, but pardon me, I like to play chess on the road, and I can't play chess in my head like John McCain did in the POW camp in Nam---heck, I can't even remember if I've posted this cover before!  I'm pretty sure I have (Cap'n's Comics: "Fun and repetitive, fun and repetitive...."), but I'm not THAT sure

Another 100th Issue Fantastic Four by Jack Kirby

I know I've put up a lot of versions of this, but I dig it, and I don't think I've ever commented on the 100th Anniversary Blurb on a comic that had been around about eight years at the time---probably too late to get myself a No-Prize, I'm guess'n

TV Guide Ad by Barry Smith (Thanks, Rick!)

If folks look at some of the comments by Rick over the last couple of weeks, you can learn all about this amaz'n art.  Thanks again, buddy

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Three Unused Tupenny Conan Plates by Barry Smith

There's two more that I "spect" are also unused Tupennies, but I'm not as sure of them as these three