Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Shazam by John Fantucchio

 Cap'n Marvel doesnae even look like a Fantucchio to me, but there's that beautiful sig, and we have these other TBG covers to gander at, and his other Cap'n Marvel.  Ironically, these all embiggen, EXCEPT for the Big Red Cheese

Saturday, August 26, 2023

The Green Hornet by John Fantucchio

 Another Fantucchio fanzine drawing I'd missed before.  I like to think John enjoyed the TV show as much as I, and now I hope I see a Bruce Lee illo from the guy with the wild sig

Conan VS Frost Giants by Simon Bisley

Havenae had up Biz in a while, and I dig his diff take on a Frazetta and Barry Smith classic.  Robert E. Howard will never get old for me

Spaceman With A Camera by Jeff Jones

Did I show you the pictures I took on my last trip?  Always my favorite question at work when we're all bored outta our skulls

Thursday, August 24, 2023

Another Galaxy (?) by Wally Wood

Saw this while research.'n Another Spaceman in the not-so-distant

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Marvelmania Stationary by Jim Steranko

Whenever I thought of Marvelmania before, I thought of the posters and the Marvelmania Magazine, but I just saw that second image, and realized I cannae ignore the stationary anymore


Blue Beetle by Steve Ditko

The movie looks awesome, but it's definitely not your father's (Cap'n's) Blue Beetle.  And,yes, Luke, I'm your father.  I wonder if they'll tackle Ditko's Creeper

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Sword In The Stone Part Deux by Gil Kane

In the way-back, had up the last two, which also has a great comment from Russ about the Excalibur PB by Kane and John Jakes

Monday, August 21, 2023

The Captive Princess by Roy Krenkel

The first one is new on here (I think), but I'm just enough of a space cadet to not even know what they're for (Burroughs?).  Any insights would be appreciated

Saturday, August 19, 2023

Nick Fury and his Agents Of SHIELD Covers by Jim Steranko

I could be wrong (there's a first time for everything) but I dunnae think I've put these up before.  When they came out, all I could think was "here comes the comeback!," but then they turned into reprints (drats)


Thursday, August 17, 2023

Spidey by Jack Kirby

So, twenty five years ago, I walk into my favorite comic shop with a photo copy of that first image, intent on getting the published cover.  I'd never heard of it until then, and I dug another drawing by Jack of what I call his "rubbery" Spider-Man.  Dunnae get me wrong, Kirby's Spider-man for the Marvelmania poster is the bomb, and not "rubbery" at all, but I've always enjoyed the ones that were.  This shop had always eventually had everything I wanted (sixties and seventies comics), but on that day I struck out, so I asked an employee if she knew of it.  She walked over to the box in the Marvel backstock where I had looked, but nada.  She asked a co-worker, and he thought maybe with The Electric Co involved, it was with the Indie backstock, but that was a bust, so then the shop owner comes over and looks at my photo copy and says, "look, buddy (not derogatory a'tall, cause the owner and I have been buddies for forty years) this is a comic shop, not Toys R Us, but if I have it, it's in our young children's section."  It wasn't.  Since then, I've come to realize it's kinda great they dinnae have it, cause obviously editors aren't fans of "rubbery" Spider-Mans.  I suspect that John Romita inked the cover, but there's no sigs (JK/JR anyone?).  I've included a villian from Dingbats just cause he too is wunnerfully "rubbery"

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Another Spaceman by Wally Wood

Cool to see sump'n sump'n I previously had not, but where did it come from?  I'm guessing a Galaxy I hadnae encountered before.  I love the washes.  If you know if I guessed right (or wrong), please holla

Monday, August 14, 2023

Fantastic Worlds Of Frank Frazetta

 Just saw the Taschen cover of chessmen (third image), and I dig the diff colorization