Oft reprinted--but not here--to old-time fans of the sixties, seventies and up, this is one of the earliest and yet most familiar comics book stories by the one and only master fantasy painter, Frank Frazetta!
Monday, May 30, 2016
Sunday, May 29, 2016
Friday, May 27, 2016
There are a number of uniquely recognizable stylists in comics--Alex Toth, Bernard Krigstein, Dick Briefer, etc.--and a separate group of outré cartoonists even beyond them--Harvey Kurtzman, Fletcher Hanks, and the uniquest of the unique (sic)--Basil Wolverton. No one EVER mistook Wolverton's bizarre work for anyone else's. Here we see him with Marvel's original use of its '70s reprint title.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Just a teaser here. Thanks to a new friend in Malaysia, today I received 36 weeks of this late period, copyright-violating BATMAN newspaper strip. I'm going to be sharing more and writing up as much as I know regarding the story behind this frustratingly obscure and elusive chapter in the career of the Dynamic Duo soon but in the meantime, I wanted to share just this one page. If anyone has any GALEXO appearances, or knows anything at all about the background of this series that I may not already know, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanx!
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Wayne Boring was THE Superman artist between Joe Shuster and Curt Swan, particularly on nearly two decades of the newspaper strip. Although he did draw Supes at DC off and on during that same period, he rarely worked for Timely/Atlas/Marvel. In fact, after a couple of these types of stories in the mid-fifties, I think you have to wait until the early seventies when he turned up there again on a Captain Marvel story.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
They'd work together a number of times over the years but here, with this variation on TWILIGHT ZONE's then-recent "To Serve Man" episode, crossed with DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS, is their first artistic collaboration.
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Here's yet another Jack Benny bio in comic book form.Jack made appearances in quite a few comic books and strips over the years including, most prominently, a long "guest star" role early in the 1966 BATMAN newspaper strip, replacing Conrad Hilton. The latter's rival hoteliers are said to have complained about what amounted to daily free advertising in hundreds of papers so a Benny storyline was quickly rushed in.