Oct
07
2012

They fought for possession of Earth – with Earth itself as the weapon!

Showcase 61, April 1966. Cover by Murphy Anderson. Also see some Nick Cardy Spectre covers on Internet451, and more Spectre covers at Rip Jagger’s Dojo.

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Jul
23
2012

Jim Murray – 2000 A.D. Cover Painting

Jim Murray’s cover for 2000 AD #1011 (1996) featuring Ukko. The published version looks good, but the painted original is so much more lively and vivid.

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Jul
01
2012

The Big Top

It’s the year of the circus you know! Cover from The Big Top #1, art by Edd Ashe. If you have $3750 to spend, it could be yours.

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Jun
18
2012

Many Faces of the Hulk

Published in FOOM sometime in the mid 70′s, a couple pages of panels by all the Hulk artists up to that time. The artists are: Dick Ayers John Buscema Sal Buscema Steve Ditko Mike Esposito (Credited here as Mickey Demeo) Bill Everett Gil Kane Jack Kirby Bob Powell John Romita John Severin Marie Severin Jim […]

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May
22
2012

Snake Worship in the USA!

Picture News was an interesting experiment – take news and true-life stories and turn them into comic book stories. Given the lead times involved in turning today’s headlines into a comic book on a news stand, it must have been hard to stay topical. But some subjects are timeless, and snake handlers certainly fit the […]

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May
21
2012

Michael T. Gilbert’s Richie Rich

An unpublished story intended for an issue of Ambush Bug by Mr. Monster auteur Michael T. Gilbert. Click the pic to see the whole story at The Comics Detective. Harvey Comics should take a page from DC’s book and do this.

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May
18
2012

Ernie Chan 1940-2012

Sad news tonight, Comic Book Resources is reporting the death of Ernie Chan. Chan emigrated to the United States from his native Philippines in the 1970s, and ended up with the legal name Ernie Chua due to a typo on his immigration documents. His early work for DC was credited as Chua. The name on […]

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May
17
2012

Kirby-Roller-Derby Romance

From Young Romance #31 (March 1951). Via I fumetti di Jack Kirby

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May
16
2012

You little fool!

One of the pre-superhero staples of Atlas/Marvel in the 50′s was Love Romances. As the title suggests, it was a romance comic. Alex Toth, Jack Kirby, and Vince Coletta worked on various issues. There were several unconnected stories in each issue, but the covers show a common thread running through many issues. You can read […]

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May
14
2012

ComiCon Costume Ideas: Iron Man

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