May
09
2012

Later…in the ET-Zan lab on Xeres

Every panel is chock full of awesome dialog! From Planet Comics comes Auro, Lord of Jupiter! (Via The Comics Reporter)

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Apr
30
2012

From Preliminary to Final: Sub-Mariner 33

Preliminary sketch for Sub-Mariner 33 (1968) by Marie Severin: Published cover by Sal Buscema: Interesting how the layout of the final cover is very true to the original, but the mood shifts from somber to melodramatic. And whose plot is that in the margin of the original?

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Apr
24
2012

Marvel’s 70s Revised Reprint Covers

Ferran Delgado has posted a couple of fascinating comparisons between original 1960s Marvel covers and the 1970s reprints. Text is in Spanish, so the commentary is a bit hard to follow, but the images speak for themselves. I’m guessing the covers were redrawn to bring the reprints in line with the new comics Marvel was […]

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Apr
24
2012

Sub-Mariner and Friend

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Apr
23
2012

Color guides for 80s EC reprints – Marie Severin

Couple of stats watercolored by Marie Severin. She was a colorist for EC in the 1950s, and did these for the 1980s Russ Cochran EC reprints. Click to embiggen.

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Apr
23
2012

Iron Man 82 Splash – Trimpe, Severin, Abel

Splash page for Iron Man 82 by Herb Trimpe, Marie Severin, and Jack Abel. I’d guess Severin inked this page of the book. Page is currently on auction with a $110 bid (!), it’ll probably go for significantly more.

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Jan
07
2012

A cautionary tale from Johnny Cash

From “Hello, My Name Is Johnny Cash”, a 1976 Spire Christian Comics classic. The first panel says it all – the road to hell passes through Jacksonville!

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Dec
19
2011

Berni Wrightson – Incredible Hulk 197

Only cover Wrightson did for the series.

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Nov
23
2011

Classic Batman Weirdness

Lots more of these at Nothing But Batman. Billed as first in a series, I’m looking forward to more. And here’s one that isn’t technically a transformation, but monkey trumps all!

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Nov
08
2011

Look out…it’s a…a…CAT!

Space War #9, February 1961

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