Wednesday, December 30, 2015

In Pharoah's Tomb by Frank Frazetta

3 X Barry Smith

No relation except beautiful, colorful, and, hey, not Conan

Night Fighter by Jack Kirby

Methinks this is all we got, but, again, I would love to sit corrected (over fifty years before the Kick Ass movie, by the by)

Another (yes, another!) Death Dealer by Frank Frazetta

Still not sure why I missed this before (heck, I'm not even sure that I DID miss this before), but it's one of my fav DDs---a Fritz personal sketch just for fun, and no axe (axe me no questions and I'll tell you no lies)

Some Steve Ditko

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Coupla Forgotten Works by Jack Kirby

Okay, maybe just forgotten by me.  The first is a print that I saw advertised 15-20 years ago, but dinnae care for.  After many moons, just saw it again, and like it better, proving once again that Kirby art is like pizza, even if you dinnae think it's the best, it's still pretty darn good.  The second image is all that, and a mystery.  This is a 1997 ad in Buyer's Guide for the unused cover of New Gods reprints #6 from 1984.  Neither the published cover or this un are great shakes, but I dig Orion here, and I never saw it again!  If you know of a better image, please let me know

Monday, December 28, 2015

Coupla Tarzan At The Dance by Frank Frazetta

Remember how I'm so broke I cannae even pay attention?  Just realized Fritz drew Tarzan at the Dum-dum at least twice

Doc Doom Wants To Rule The World by Jack Kirby

Duh...Onea the great storyboards Jack did for the FF cartoon

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Bucky Ruckus and the Christmas Caper by Wally Wood

Apparently, these are the first three days of a newspaper strip (!!!) by Wood that took the month of December in 1967.  I was poor and 11, but somehow my divorced mom found a way to give me a bicycle that year, one with a banana seat and really high handlebars.  If only I'd known to look into delivering newspapers!  Oh, Kevin once said, "Merry Christmas, ya filthy animals!"

Barbarian Sketch by Frank Frazetta

That's the title taken from this newsprint ad (maybe Buyer's Guide?).  It also gave the dimensions (sump'n like 6X8 inch) and the price ($3000).  Some high roller snatched it up, and I never saw it again

Mariah by Barry Smith

Rough of Wind Spirit (methinks)

Forever People #9 Cover by Jack Kirby

Jazz'n with Jack---kinda like Miles Davis doing variations on a riff

The Conan Portfolio by Rich Corben

Fifth plate was left out of The Savage Sword Of #4, but I cannae find Conan in it anyhoo