Thursday, January 26, 2023

Amaz'n World of DC Comics #2 Centerfold by Berni Wrightson




 This guy first splashed down in 1971 in a fanzine (second image).  If you know the fanzine, by the way, please refresh me (I cannae remember last week, so fifty years ago is a lost cause).  Three years after that, he lands in Amaz'n World #2 as a big splash of an unused cover, and three years after THAT he emerges as the cover of HOM #255 with some otherworldly color'n by Wally's ex Tatjana Wood

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Dr. Strange and Spider-Man by Steve Ditko








 Okay, I'm so broke I cannae even pay attention, but I thought the one-and-only time Ditko combined his Marvel masterpieces was in Spidey Annual #2.  And yet, here's Comic Reader #42, also from 1965, with the same team-up.  Dig the loose-hand style and verbage of TCR back then, also.  Yeah, the solo Doc Strange has nothing to do with it, cept it's a great shot of him rid'n a "spaceball" much like Spidey

Saturday, January 21, 2023

Some Monstrous Frank Frazetta













I know I dunnae get out much, but a couple of these are new to me.  And maybe I'm just being paranoid and overly sensitive, but it looks like Fritz had a hidden camera in my bathroom mirror, cause most of these guys look just like the Cap'n when he arises

 

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Dark Domain by Gray Morrow






















 Russ tells me this 1970 sketchbook was promoted in The Monster Times, which makes sense cause they kinda owed him.  The last is not a sketch, but my fav Gray

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Saturday, January 14, 2023

Unanswered Questions by Steve Ditko






Let's face it, when it comes to an Everyman hero, this guy isn't just blow'n smoke
 

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Chicken Man by Gray Morrow




 Okay, this post title is not entirely my fault.  In the early seventies, I fell in love with the radio superhero Chickenman("he's everywhere!  he's everywhere!").  Then this amazeballs cover comes along, and if you imagine the sorceress in the che stylish spider hat is a normal size woman, then this

warrior could be the size of an action figure ("they're not dolls, they're action figures!"), and he could be rid'n a chicken.  The verbal alliteration on the cover ( Chilling...Choker...) draws me to the word , also


Five days later-meamwayne named the actual bird, and it instantly made me flash to Kirby's version in X-men #10