Friday, August 31, 2018

It Was A Dark And Stormy Night by Tim Conrad

The worst way to start a story, according to my Lit teacher Mr. Strecker (and the beginning of the wonderful A Wrinkle In Time)

Cyclops by Rich Corben

RBCC83 cover

Animation by Berni Wrightson

Berni did animation?  I dinnae know this

Thursday, August 30, 2018

X-Men #51 Cover by Jim Steranko

And Dogfight On 101, which reminds me of it.  Also, the comic of this Harlan Ellison story is up on here as Road Rage by Al Williamson.  Tapestry or web, you decide

Thunder Agents #11 Cover by Wally Wood

I have three kids (all grown now), but, back in the day, I had an awful fungii (fun guy?) on my neck, and an old-school, homespun country doctor told me I had "diaper rash"....You do the math....wait for this thing on?  Thanks, everybody!  I'll be here all week!  Dunnae forget to tip yer waitress, and please, please, please watch The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Edena by Moebius

More proof of his absolute genius.  I want a bubble-bike, and a bird of paradise

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Cap'n America #112 Cover by Jack Kirby

Apparently, somebody asked Cap, "why the long face?" before publication.  Helloooo, it's the poor guy's death issue.  The first face was better, methinks

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Some Avenging World by Steve Ditko

Kirby Unleashed Centerspread by Jack Kirby

Tarzan In Italy by Frank Frazetta

Okay, really Tarzan At The Earth's Core, but I wish Cap'n was in Italy in 1969 with 200 lire (American dollar was quite robust back then).  I dig this coloring, and apparently Spyder had Ditko on the insides.  The philosophical dilemna of fight'n a pflying pterodactyl is, of course, you dunnae really want to win

Friday, August 24, 2018

Frosty Splash by Barry Smith

We're going back in time.  First is the recent version from DarkHorse, then the Marvel splash from Conan #16, and finally how it first came out, in Savage Tales #1

Graphic Fantasy by Roy Krenkel and Ned Young


Wednesday, August 22, 2018

The Shadow Knows! by Jim Steranko

Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?  I dunnae believe this beautiful work ever was one of the amaz'n paperback covers........ooops!  I sit corrected

Monday, August 20, 2018

Robin Hood by Barry Smith

Steranko's Talon, and close behind in things I'll never see/wanna see is this little epic

Swamp Thing #10 Cover by Berni Wrightson

Sunday, August 19, 2018

24 For #24 by Jack Kirby

The cover to Avengers #24 is further evidence of genius at work.  Twenty four bad guys, each costume and/or helmet unique.  Soooo...this was ALMOST called Hats Off To Jack Kirby

Watery Death Dealer by Frank Frazetta