Monday, October 31, 2022

Barbaric Frank Frazetta

 Missed this entirely for a decade, but I was off to CU when it was drawn, and saw it in Qua Brot when I started collecting again.  It ain't Conan, but it ain't chopped liver neither.  Fritz was indeed the cat's meow

The X-Men Companion II Cover by Gil Kane

Che great cover that I possibly neglected in the past (honestly dunnae what-all is on this fundundant blog), but I dig it

Sunday, October 30, 2022


 Jack Kirby, Rich Corben, Art Cooper (Art just recently told me that, yes, they DO have trick or treaters in Canada.  I was clueless.  Now I'm wondering about other parts of the planet), Wally Wood , 2X Steve Ditko, Frank Frazetta (I'm pretty sure this is the Frazetta painting that Ellie found so frightening, she made Frank turn it to be facing the wall), Berni Wrightson, and Jim Steranko

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Vampire Slayer Fail by Berni Wrightson

 So much A Look Back on here, but tis the season for a better look at this one.  embiggen, please

The First Berni Wrightson


Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Calendar Page by Berni Wrightson

 Havenae a clue what this is, and all the calendar said was "previously unpublished" (which is true of most of my favs, they were unpublished, and then, ....).  Possibly a Frankenstein, but definitely Halloweenie

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Vampire Mobile Home by Berni Wrightson

 Okay, I decided just now to do the Nine Days Of Halloween (all by Berni, natch)

Thursday, October 20, 2022

The Ghost Rider #3 Cover by Frank Frazetta

 just.  georgeous.  Looking at the published cover, I'm suddenly wishing Fritz could've given us his take on The Silver Surfer

Friday, October 14, 2022

The Maker Of Days by Barry Smith

 Almost exactly eight years ago, I put up what I had of this amazeballs picture (last two), but now good ol Heritage Auctions has this incredible original for auction, and it is truly beautiful, with all the incredible detail that only Barry can do

Sunday, October 9, 2022

"Solid" Jack Kirby

 Besides being a term we threw around like "cool" or "righteous" back in the day, "solid" really applies to this post.  I always dug when Jack would use a recurring theme of having characters that could pass through solid material.  My request is this:  where else did he use it?  My faulty memory has struck again, and all I'm left with is a nagging conception that there is definitely more.  And, acourse, my coveted non-prizes are await'n you to just claim them

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Double Jeopardy by Wally Wood

An image so nice, I stuck it up twice (about a dozen times, actually, but there's some tiff going on betwixt me and my computer).  Methinks Fletcher shoulda called his story Double Trouble, but I know that's kinda Disney.  Buckingham once sang, "I should arrive on the double....I think I'm in trouble..."

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Mom's Nightfall by Berni Wrightson

Talked about Nightfall in the wayback, but this last image is new to me.  I THINK it's a limited edition picture from onea the A Look Backs, but it reminded me of Nightfall.  Kinda cool that after mom and dad poo-poo their son's terrifying experience, they could experience it, too


Monday, October 3, 2022

Stretch Armstrong by Jack Kirby

 Strange Tales #99 had this great Kirby cover, but Mister Morgan's Monster had kinda stumpy arms and legs.  When you opened it up, however, viola!  The limbs were very long