Apr
30
2012

From Preliminary to Final: Sub-Mariner 33

Preliminary sketch for Sub-Mariner 33 (1968) by Marie Severin:

Sub-Mariner 33 preliminary cover by Marie Severin

Published cover by Sal Buscema:

Sub-Mariner 33 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
27
2012

Spider-Man Toast

Available for only $39.95 (Spider egg jam sold separately). Via Comics Alliance

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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 producing at the time.

KirbyFF048

The original Kirby cover has a painterly quality, nice color and shading, and a real sense of drama. The reprint cover isn’t bad, but which one would you rather take home?

KirbyFF076

While you’re there, be sure to check out the rest of Ferran’s site, even if you don’t speak Spanish. “I read it for the pictures.”

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Apr
24
2012

Sub-Mariner and Friend

Supersnake

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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.

Weird Fantasy 16 color guide by Marie Severin

Shock SuspenStories 5 color guide by Marie Severin

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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.

Iron Man 82 page 1 - original art by Trimpe, Severin, maybe Abel

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Mar
03
2012

Mr. T Prayer Flag

This would make a pretty awesome latch hook rug pattern too. It would go great with some Carol Channing macaroni art!

I pity the fool that paid $600 for this

Via Regretsy.

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Feb
12
2012

Classic Kriminal

A few lobby cards from Kriminal (1966) and Il Marchio Di Kriminal (1968):

Kriminal is a bad guest

Kriminal rarely uses the door

Kriminal

Monstermoviemusic has a review of the first Kriminal film, along with a bunch of stills like the ones below:

"I'm a bedbug exterminator ma'am, just need to check the mattress."

 

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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!

Try some...it'll make you feel good!

Lord, thank you for these bennies!!!

Taste the rainbow!

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Dec
19
2011

Berni Wrightson – Incredible Hulk 197

Only cover Wrightson did for the series.

Berni Wrightson - cover for Incredible Hulk 197

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