Friday, October 31, 2014

Boo! Pandora by Barry Smith

In Greek mythology, this is how the spooky stuff started

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Scurred by Jim Steranko


Scurred by Berni Wrightson

Nothing more fright'n than being stuck listening to an endless bedtime story

Scurred by Neal Adams

Slugs creep me out, especially slugs bigger than my pups

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tarzan And The Ant-men by Frank Frazetta

This should have been Fritz's first cover for Ace, but it never happened.  The rough from 1962 wasn't even finished for ten years.  You'll notice the word editor is a scrambled version of the word idiot

Coupla Barsoomians by Jeff Jones

Scured by Jack Kirby

I get the feeling someone may have a magic eraser for the magic circle

More Alien Crucifixion by Frank Frazetta

Dweller In The Dungeon by Wally Wood

A rare painting by Wally that hung in the EC office (just made me flash on Kavalier & Klay-must read it again)

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Carson of Venus by Frank Frazetta

Thumb'n through an old Squa Tront again, when I realized one of the Frazetta sketches looked very familiar--the same Carson as on the title page of the original paperback

Weird Science #15 Cover by Wally Wood

To me, this is the ultimate Wally Wood-the best of an amaz'n series of covers for EC

Shelfshock With Barry Smith

Just realiz'n I haven't posted some Shelf Stuff because I thought it weren't very good(!).  Cap'n, you idjit, "It's ALL Good!"  Yeah, yeah, my bad

Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Silver Surfer by Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott

Albert Einstein's brother-in-law supposedly said the cosmos looked like a volatile inferno to him.  Maybe Jack saw that version too

Jungle Queen by Jim Steranko

Friday, October 24, 2014

Molly Hatchet by Frank Frazetta

This musta been their initial, self-titled LP, since there is no other title besides the band name.  If I were to make up a title that was consistent with their later titles with Frazetta covers, I'd go with something like Work'n Like A Dog or Cry'n In Your Beer

Grandon of Venus by Roy G. Krenkel

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Moonlight Ride On Mars by Roy Krenkel

Krenkel is a wonderful indulgence for me.  I love the guy ( if you've  never seen his classic portrait with his shoes curling up, please look it up), but somehow I can look at a dozen of his works and go "nah, not so hot...nope..nah...", and then, that thirteenth picture or so, I'll stop and stare in utter amazement at his genius.  This is one of those amaz'n thirteenth pictures

New Gods Reprints by Jack Kirby

I'd put up all the reprint covers here, but they aren't my cupa.  This promo poster rocked, however. Get big