Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Galaxy Science Fiction


An assortment of Galaxy Science Fiction digest covers by Ed Emshwiller, Wally Wood, Virgil Finlay and others.


Galaxy, November 1952. Cover art by Jack Coggins.


Galaxy, January 1953. Cover art by Ed Emshwiller.


Galaxy, August 1953. Cover art by Mel Hunter.


Galaxy, December 1953. Cover art by Ed Emshwiller.


Galaxy, April 1954. Cover art by Ed Emshwiller.


Galaxy, December 1954. Cover art by Ed Emshwiller.


Galaxy, January 1955. Cover art by Ed Emshwiller.


Galaxy, February 1955. Cover art by Ed Emshwiller.


Galaxy, June 1956. Cover art by Ed Emshwiller.


Galaxy, August 1956. Cover art by Virgil Finlay.


Galaxy, October 1956. Cover art by Ed Emshwiller.


Galaxy, August 1957. Cover art by Jack Coggins.


Galaxy, October 1959. Cover art by Wally Wood.


Galaxy, August 1960. Cover art by Ed Emshwiller.

These digests and lots more cool stuff are for sale in my eBay store.

Here's a handy web site that indexes all the issues of Galaxy Science Fiction digest.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Anne Francis and Forbidden Planet

I ran across these wardrobe shots of Anne Francis from the 1956 science-fiction classic Forbidden Planet and wanted to share them. And it's always nice for an excuse to post some images of the iconic movie poster. The last two are Italian and French.















Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Alex Toth Underoos Artwork

In the late 1970's master comic book artist Alex Toth did some promotional or conceptual art for Fruit of the Loom's line of children's underwear called Underoos. The art features different D.C. and Marvel comic book superheroes.















Saturday, December 29, 2018

Aquaman by Nick Cardy


Some cool Aquaman covers by Nick Cardy.




Aquaman #37, Jan - Feb 1968.


Aquaman #39, May - June 1968.


Aquaman #45, May - June 1969.


Aquaman #46, July - Aug 1969.


Aquaman #51, May - June 1970.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

The Wrightson Completionist: Part 11

The eleventh in a series of posts highlighting oddball Bernie Wrightson items in my collection.


What do you do when you've bought all the Bernie Wrightson stuff, except for the stuff that's really expensive (S&N The Stand book, weird-ass Nakotomi prints they made five of) or impossible to find (Nozdrovia, Gothic Blimp)? The answer is you start buying foreign editions of his work, which I've spent a lot time doing the last couple years.

Here's an Italian edition of Wrightson's masterwork: the illustrated Frankenstein: or The Modern Prometheus by Mary W. Shelley. It's smaller than the Dark Horse edition or the original Dodd-Mead edition, about 7" x 9 3/4". It has the full endpapers and all the illustrations. Like the Dark Horse edition, there are small greyish vignettes from the illustration on the previous page.

Nothing here you haven't seen before, but if you're a nut about this like me, it's worth getting. As of this writing, it's available on the Italian Amazon page, your regular Amazon user name and password will work. It ended up costing me about $35 with postage. It took about two or three or weeks to get it in the mail. The book is published by a company called Oscar Ink. It's a hardcover and is 302 pages.

Ciao everybody!






Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Christmas Pinups





Christmas Elf
by Forest H. Clough, n.d.




Christmas Ornaments by Jim Schaeffing, circa 1950.




Pin-Up in Front of Fireplace
by Gil Elvgren, n.d.




A Christmas Eve (Waiting for Santa) by Gil Elvgren, 1954.





Christmas Pin-Up by Earl Moran, n.d.


Thursday, August 31, 2017

The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction: The 1950's


Here's some classic 1950's covers for The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. They are all for sale in my eBay store.


February 1952, cover art by Chesley Bonestell.


June 1952, cover art by Ed Emshwiller.


May 1953, cover art by Jack Coggins.


July 1953, cover art by Ed Emshwiller.


September 1953, cover art by Jack Coggins.


October 1953, cover art by Ed Emshwiller.


January 1954, cover art by Fred Kirberger.


February 1954, cover art by Chesley Bonestell.


March 1954, cover art by Fred Kirberger.


May 1954, cover art by Jack Coggins.


July 1954, cover art by Fred Kirberger.


January 1955, cover art by Nick Solovioff.


August 1955, cover art by Ed Emshwiller.


September 1955, cover art by Frank Kelly Freas.


November 1955, cover art by Ed Emshwiller.


May 1956, cover art by Ed Emshwiller.


July 1956, cover art by Chesley Bonestell.


October 1956, cover art by Frank Kelly Freas.


November 1956, cover art by Frank Kelly Freas.


December 1956, cover art by Frank Kelly Freas.