Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Darkness Weaves by Frank Frazetta

Or, Kane On The Golden Sea

The "Spring Snow" Plate From Tupenny Conan by Barry Smith

About once a week, around here lately, this is pretty much how the terrain looks, minus everybody's favorite barbarian

Monday, March 30, 2015

A Trio by Dennis Fujitake

My second favorite fan artist of the golden decade of fanzines (1965 to 1975) was Fujitake, just a nose behind Bob Kline, and I never even knew about these!  They were inside Chronicle, which had the third great fanzine artist, Fantucchio, on the cover.  Please search all three fan artists here if I'm speak'n gibberish

Saturday, March 28, 2015

A Hot Chick and Two Whips by Jack Kirby

This is what it gets like when I need to sleep....I get to the point where I don't even amuse myself, and that takes quite some doing.  G'night

Say Hello To My Little Friend by Moebius

Not quite as ominous as Al Pacino

Tomb Zero by Ralph Reese

This has gotta be the greatest art by Reese, but it wasn't published!  If you open the second image, we see it was intended for the defunct Web'o Horror magazine.  A real shame, in that here he finally outdid Wally Wood and Rand Holmes at their own game (methinks)

Kull #11 Cover by Mike Ploog

Dunnae why, but I'm not a huge Ploog fan, yet I really dig this cover, and even more so on the redux

Friday, March 27, 2015

Heritage Postcard by Frank Frazetta

Wow!  Yesterday I was drooling over Heritage Auctions latest greatest item, the preliminary rough Fritz did for his Conan The Adventurer cover, and today, I get this postcard from Heritage  Auctions!  Best nerd-out I've had since I got the trad'n card of Kirby's Silver Surfer and Galactus poster several years ago. Correction on my post yesterday:  bidding opens Sunday, not Saturday

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Another Quest by Jeff Jones

Half of these were on an earlier post, but remember, Cap'n's Comics is nothing if not fun and redundant!   fun and redundant

New Conan The Adventurer by Frank Frazetta!!!

Okay, just new to me, but this is pretty cool for the Cap'n!  Heritage will be auctioning the preliminary sketch to this iconic cover on Saturday, and it is awesome.  First here is my best copy of the paperback, the first time I saw Frazetta art, and I believe the first Conan cover by Fritz.  Next are two images on the sketch page, then three sketches of Conan that don't even belong here, I just dig em.  We finish with two versions of what I've always heard was the first firstest drawing Frank did of Conan

Wonderworld Comics #4 Cover by Lou Fine

Earlier today, Sean handed me this comic, and blew my mind.  Almost eighty years ago, and Lou Fine is still a Michelangelo of comic art.  This is incredible, and what a happy idiot I've been to not even know it existed.  Please embiggen

Fantastic Four #73 Cover by Jack Kirby

Zanthar by Jeff Jones