Thursday, May 31, 2012

B is for BOOM!

Action Comics #101, October 1946. Cover art by Wayne Boring.

"The Return," from Our Army at War #262, November 1973. Art by Russ Heath.

Racket Squad in Action #12, August 1954. Cover art by Steve Ditko.

Whitman Publishing Cover Art, attributed to Jack Sparling, 1976.

Atomic War!, November 1952.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

A is for Alien

Invasion of the Saucer Men, 1957.

Batman #128, March 1959. Cover art by Sheldon Moldoff.

The Aliens #1, December 1967. Cover art by Russ Manning.

Alien Worlds #6, February 1984. Cover art by Frank Brunner.

3-D Alien Worlds #1, July 1984. Cover art by Joe Chiodo.

UFO Flying Saucers #5. Gold Key, 1975. Art by Luis Dominguez.

U.F.O. Seeing Is Believing, n.d. Art by Erv Gnat.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Grand Canyon

A WPA poster promoting the Grand Canyon. I've been there for the last eight days and that's why I haven't been updating.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Tales of the Zombie

A couple of nice covers by Earl Norem for the Marvel magazine Tales of the Zombie>

Tales of the Zombie #5, May 1974.

Tales of the Zombie #9, January 1975.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Shadow!

A Shadow sketch by Mike Kaluta.

The Queen of Rockabilly

Keeping with the music theme from yesterday morning, but nothing really to do with Comic Book or Fantasy Art, here's some photos and a video of Wanda Jackson, the Queen of Rockabilly. Born in 1937, she began her music career in 1954, she hit it big in 1960 with her recording of "Let's Have a Party." She continued into the 1970's with a string of country and gospel music hits. She has been enjoying a revival of late, appearing at music festivals and with musician Jack White.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Look

By Stanley Borack, no date.

Sweethearts of the Juke Box!

Juke Box Comics was published by Famous Funnies in 1948. It featured comic book bios of famous musical stars such as Perry Como, Benny Goodman, Peggy Lee, and Count Basie. One feature was "Sweetheart of the Juke Box," showcasing different female recording stars of the day.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Early Wrightson

Here's an early Bernie Wrightson drawing and an
ad for Abyss #1. Both from Infinity #2, 1970 or 1971.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Son of Tarzan by J. Allen St. John

A great illustration by St. John for The Son of Tarzan, 1917.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Go, Man, Go!

Cover art by John Willis, 1959.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Radio Electronics Magazine

Forecast, Radio Electronics Magazine, 1960. Cover art by Frank R. Paul.

Forecast, Radio Electronics Magazine, 1965. Cover art by Alex Schomburg.

Girls Friday

A nice photo of a vintage television set.

Love in the Park by Al Buell.

Catwoman by Dave Stevens. From Who's Who in the DC Universe #4, June 1985.

Mars Attacks by John Bolton.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Bernie Wrightson's Frankenstein Alive, Alive!

Here's an interview with Bernie Wrightson about Frankenstein and his latest project with Steve Niles: Frankenstein Alive, Alive! The first issue was just released. I think it's going to be pretty enjoyable.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Romance, Gothic Style

Here's some gothic romance covers. Also known as: Paintings of Women Running From Houses (sadly not updated for some time).

Walking on the Beach by Victor Prezio, n.d.

The Least of All Evils, art by Jerome Podwill, 1970.

All Alone, unknown artist, n.d.

Picture of Death, unknown artist, 1975.

In the Moonlight, by Uldis Klavins, n.d.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Throw-Back by Lawrence Stevens

Here's a wonderful drawing by pulp illustrator Lawrence Sterne Stevens.
Originally published in Fantastic Novels Magazine, July 1949.

Mamie Van Doren

Born Reckless, 1958.

Girls Town, 1959.

Guns, Girls and Gangsters, 1959.

Running Wild, 1955.

Vice Raid, 1960.