Saturday, March 10, 2012

Moebius

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.

Friday, February 17, 2012

If you haven’t already guessed my last few posts (other than the John Severin tribute) have been some of my favourites from the new and very excellent Action! Mystery! Thrills! Comic Book Covers of the Golden Age 1933-45. It makes for a great tour through American comics of the 30s and 40s. Comes with my full recommendation.

Thursday, February 16, 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?

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?

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
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!

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!

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.

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.

Thursday, February 9, 2012
Jumbo Comics #10 (1939) - Fiction House
Cover by: Will Eisner and Lou Fine
Seriously underrated designer of space monsters that Will Eisner.

Jumbo Comics #10 (1939) - Fiction House

Cover by: Will Eisner and Lou Fine

Seriously underrated designer of space monsters that Will Eisner.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Years gifts to myself

Creeping Death from Neptune: Horror and Science Fiction Comics by Basil WolvertonAction! Mystery! Thrills! Comic Book Covers of the Golden Age 1933-45
Just placed a pre-order for these two books from Fantagraphics, both edited by Greg Sadowski. Fans of this Tumblr might find them interesting.

Monday, December 26, 2011
comicbookcovers:

Marvel Graphic Novel #8, Super Boxers, August 1983, cover by Bill Sienkiewicz

Hello again friends.

comicbookcovers:

Marvel Graphic Novel #8, Super Boxers, August 1983, cover by Bill Sienkiewicz

Hello again friends.

Sunday, June 26, 2011
powerboy:

My Greatest Adventure #75 January 1963 Gene Colan (pencils, inks)

RIP Gene Colan.
Also WTF?

powerboy:

My Greatest Adventure #75 January 1963 Gene Colan (pencils, inks)

RIP Gene Colan.

Also WTF?

Friday, June 17, 2011
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”?

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”?