Saturday, March 10, 2012
Friday, February 17, 2012
Thursday, February 16, 2012
I just heard that Jean Giraud has passed. His contribution to the world of SF is impossible to quantify. The idea of paying tribute to him in a single cover is absurd to me, and one I’m not capable of comprehending right now. This site might become a little one note for the next few days.
Thank you, M. Giraud. And au revoir.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Target Comics V. 1 #5 (1940) - Novelty Press
Cover by: Bill Everett
A rare water free Everett illustration. Perspective is a little funny, but the sense of motion and violence is great. The White Streak (who appears to have no white at all in his design) has to be one of the more unsettling looking superheroes I’ve seen.
I wonder how direct an influence he was on the creation of Vision years later?
Alarming Adventures #1 (1962) - Harvey Comics
Cover by: John Severin
RIP John Severin. One of the greats. Not lest because his last published work came out in June 2011. He was 89 and still regularly doing full issues! We’ll miss you, sir.
Also, I had no idea Harvey did sci-fi comics. New treasure trove!
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Weird Comics #1 (1940) - Fox Features Syndicate
Cover by: George Tuska
I’ve always regarded Tuska as one of the unmemorable workman artists of the “Marvel Age.” But this cover, one his first jobs in comics, is so much fun I may have to re-evaluate my opinion of him.
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Jumbo Comics #10 (1939) - Fiction House
Cover by: Will Eisner and Lou Fine
Seriously underrated designer of space monsters that Will Eisner.
Monday, December 26, 2011
New Years gifts to myself
Just placed a pre-order for these two books from Fantagraphics, both edited by Greg Sadowski. Fans of this Tumblr might find them interesting.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Marvel Graphic Novel #8, Super Boxers, August 1983, cover by Bill Sienkiewicz
Hello again friends.
Friday, June 17, 2011
My Greatest Adventure #75 January 1963 Gene Colan (pencils, inks)
RIP Gene Colan.
Fantastic Worlds #6 (1952) - Standard Comics
Cover by: Alex Toth
It should come as no surprise that I fucking love Alex Toth’s art. However he tragically did very little sci-fi comics. So we’ll go with this obscure piece.
I’m really kinda impressed that he managed to do a killer plant without resorting to a Vagina Dentata cliché. There’s still something decidedly labial about it, but not in the conventional way.
Also, I get that a damsel eating plant would be scary and all. But don’t you think you’re over selling it a bit calling it “The Cosmic Terror”?