Saturday, May 31, 2014

Buck Rogers Pencils by Jim Steranko

The only thing better than Steranko art is Steranko pencil art

Awesome 1973 Berni Wrightson

Again with the "old-stuff Berni" that I've never seen-but I really don't think this is 1973, in the midst of his Swamp Thing run.  I believe it was just published in 1973, but looks closer to his style of 1969.  Whenever it was done, it's plain amaz'n

Sea Witch by Frank Frazetta's right-all I can come up with to say is a double wow)

Descendants of Atlantis by Jack Kirby

Like they say in Grease,"tell me more-tell me more."  I don't care if they're descendants of Boise, I want to see more and know more about that great swivel-matic tv, learn what the emblem on his shirt's about, and find out more about the giant she stole that robe from.  Hhhhmmmmm

Friday, May 30, 2014

Awesome 1967 Berni Wrightson

Part of what blows me away with this is I just saw it for the first time today (and I call myself a giant "old-stuff" Wrightson fan---sheesh!).  I say this way too much, but please embiggen

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Master of Adventure by Frank Frazetta

Fritz had Tarzan in a classic pose on the reprint of this book in 1975, but then he repainted it w/o Tarzan

Fade to Black With Jim Steranko



All great, but I especially like the Spiderman at the last.  I've stared at it for decades, and it never gets old

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Kiber The Cruel by Jack Kirby

As my late buddy Steve, the gentle comics genius, useta say "Black Panther just may be the most under-rated comic book ever."  And Jack's wrap-up in #11 and #12 was just beautiful, reprising the Kirby theme of "walking through walls" as one of the sweetest super-powers.  Thanks to Tom Neal for the reminder of another of Jack's cool jazz-riffs

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Future Past by Jack Kirby

The wonderful phrase, now back in our ids from Wolvie, never seemed more appropriate than in this amaz'n Kirby panel.  He drew it over seventy years ago, yet it still retracts from the future

Conan the Buccaneer by Frank Frazetta

Have you heard me grouse about this not existing in a better format?  Love Conan the Destroyer, just wish Fritz hadn't hated this so much that he felt compelled to paint over it

Update on Conan #9 Cover by Barry Smith

Now that the original art for the published cover is for sale, we can see three big images of this great endeavor.  All told, Barry drew exactly a bazillion petals/leaves

Monday, May 26, 2014