Thursday, June 30, 2011

Ray Harryhausen's Creatures

Here's a video compilation of all of Ray Harryhausen's stop-motion animated creatures.

Here's the website and the list.

Official Harryhausen site.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Where is Lois?

I ran across this knee-slapper by Murphy Anderson in Plop! #5 (June 1974). I'm a little surprised DC would do this, even in fun, to their flagship character. This is something I would have expected to see in Mad magazine.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Monday Mayhem

Justice League of America
#132, July 1976. Cover art by Ernie Chua.
(I love this cover)

Women's Jail Fight, no date, unknown artist.

The Avengers Annual #2, September 1968. Cover art by John Buscema and Frank Giacoia.

Speed Comics #35, 1944. Cover art by Alex Schomburg.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sunday Pinups

Edward D'Ancona was a prolific pinup illustrator from the 1930's until the 1950's. His first work was for the Louis F. Dow company in 1935.

Pin-Up at the Mirror

Traffic Cop

Story Teller

Limbering Up

Wood Nymph

Friday, June 24, 2011

Gene Colan, 1926-2011

Comic book artist Gene Colan died June 23 at the age of 84. Colan's comic book career began in 1944. He is probably best know for his work on Tomb of Dracula in the 1970's. I distinctly remember enjoying his art in the Batman titles in the 1980's. He was adept at drawing any genre, including romance comics.

Below is a scan of the original art for a really nice cover by Gene and Bill Everett for Tales to Astonish #88.

Marvel 100's

The Amazing Spiderman #100, September 1971. Cover by John Romita and Frank Giacoia.

X-Men #100, August 1976. Cover by Dave Cockrum.

The Invincible Iron Man #100, July 1977. Cover by Jim Starlin.

The Fantastic Four
#100, July 1970. Cover by Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott.

The Defenders #100, October 1981. Cover by Al Milgrom.

The Avengers #100, June 1972. Cover by Barry Windsor-Smith.

Marvel Team-Up #100, December 1980. Cover by Frank Miller and Klaus Janson.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Batman: Nevermore

Batman: Nevermore is apparently part of the "Elseworlds" series. I'm guessing that's some deal where they can put Batman in historical situations without screwing up the continuity. I don't know and can't be arsed to figure it out right now. The series is written by Len Wein and the art by Guy Davis looks serviceable. The only thing I care about is the series gave Bernie Wrightson a chance to do five nice covers featuring Edgar Allan Poe and a Batman that looks kind of off (in a good way) with a big beak.

Batman: Nevermore #1, June 2003.

Batman: Nevermore #2, July 2003.

Batman: Nevermore #3, August 2003.

Batman: Nevermore #4, September 2003.

Batman: Nevermore #5, October 2003.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

In the Shower

Here's an interesting assemblage by pinup artist Al Brule. The tiles and shower curtain are put on top of the painting to give it a three-dimensional look.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Prison Break!

Prison Break! #1, September 1951. Cover art by Wally Wood.

Prison Break! #2, December 1951. Cover art by Wally Wood.

Prison Break! #3

Prison Break! #4. Cover art by Everett Raymond Kinstler.

Prison Break! #5, September 1952. Cover art by Everett Raymond Kinstler.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

World's Finest #157, May 1966.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

The Black Rose

by Jeff Jones, 1988.

I loved this painting ever since I first saw it.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Boisterous Barbecue

Here's a great painting by Harrison Cady called "Boisterous Barbecue." There's a lot going in this picture. Click on it and look at it for awhile.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Monday Maniacs

Shock Corridor, 1963.

NY Comic Arts Gallery show poster. Bernie Wrightson, 1977.

Strait-Jacket, 1964.

Maniacs on the Loose, 1964.

Tales From the Crypt #39, Dec-Jan 1954. Cover art by Jack Davis.

Jack the Ripper, 1960.

Psycho #12, May 1973. Cover art by Jeff Jones.

Bedlam, 1946.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sunday Odds and Ends

Blonde Phantom #18, July 1948. Cover art by Syd Shores.

Warships Passing the Statue by Robert Oliver Skemp, n.d.

Original art by Bill Everett for Navy Tales #1, January 1957.

Some Cthulhu art I found on the web, I'd like to know what it is.

Jack Kirby's classic cover for Strange Tales #107, April 1963.

All American Men of War #11, June 1954. Cover art by Jerry Grandenetti.

Crashing the Unknown by Chesley Bonestell. Advertising art from Aviation Week, August 21, 1950.

The Sentry
by Hannes Bok, 1944.

A nice picture of Adrienne Barbeau.