Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Frank Frazetta Mars Illustrations

Some illustrations by Frank Frazetta for the Science Fiction Book Club editions of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Mars books.

"...cleaving his skull as I raced past him!", Swords of Mars, 1970.

"Behind us came the hunting men of U-Gor." Fighting Man of Mars, 1972.

"With wide distended jaws, came the great white lizard." Fighting Man of Mars, 1972.

"Her veiled eyes seemed to read by very soul." Swords of Mars, 1970.


"As Gahan entered his square, Udor leaped toward him with drawn sword." The Chessmen of Mars, 1972.

"To Tara's horror, the headless body moved, took the hideous head in its and set it on its shoulders." The Chessmen of Mars, 1972.

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Walt Simonson's Manhunter Poster

Here's a cool combination promotional poster and order form the 1979 collection of Archie Goodwin's and Walt Simonson's award-winning series Manhunter. 10" x 13"


Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Early 1980s RockOn Poster Catalog

These posters will be recognizable to mall denizens of the early 1980s. There's a selection of posters of rock and roll stars, plus posters by Bernie Wrightson, Jeff Jones, Michael Kaluta, Barry Windsor-Smith and other fantasy and science fiction artists of the era.


Saturday, November 12, 2022

The Complete Web of Horror

 Web of Horror only lasted for three issues, but what a run it was. The black and white horror comic magazine featured the talents of Bernie Wrightson, Jeff Jones, Mike Kaluta, Frank Brunner, Ralph Reese and others.

Stories from these issues have been reprinted across various books collecting the work of the individual artists or later horror comic anthologies. But here is the chance to own a hardcover collection of all three issues PLUS previously unpublished stories from the never published issue #4 and stories destined for the magazine that saw print elsewhere.

There's also informative introductions and historical material.

AND if you pledge $100 (all the money going to pay royalties to the creators and their estates) you get the hardcover book, a slipcase, a bookplate signed by Mike Kaluta, and a set of Web of Horror bookmarks. For a $30 pledge you can get a set of Web of Horror postcards.

The book will be published by Fantagraphics, but only if the money can be raised to pay the royalties. As of this writing there's only seven left of the package that includes the book. Please pledge to this worthwhile project now! Pledge at the link below.

The Complete Web of Horror Indiegogo Page

UPDATE: Goal has been met and all books with slipcases and signed bookplate have been sold. Some postcard sets still available. You will be able to purchase the regular book from Fantagraphics in 2023.



The Complete Web of Horror Indiegogo Page.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Coloring the Bernie Wrightson Coloring Book

 This guy is coloring Bernie Wrightson's Color the Creature coloring and doing a hell of a job. Here's a link to his web site and some more examples.

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Swamp Thing Covers by Bernie Wrightson

House of Secrets #92, July 1971.

Swamp Thing #1, November 1972.

Swamp Thing #2, January 1973.

Swamp Thing #3, March 1973.

Swamp Thing #4, May 1973.

Swamp Thing #5, August 1973.

Swamp Thing #6, October 1973.

Swamp Thing #7, December 1973.

Swamp Thing #8, February 1974.

Swamp Thing #9, April 1974.

Swamp Thing #10, June 1974.

DC Special Series Vol. 1, #2., September 1977.

DC Special Series Vol. 2, #14. Summer 1978.

Roots of the the Swamp Thing #1, July 1986.


Friday, September 4, 2020

Bob Wiacek Fundraiser

Bob Wiacek, a comic book inker who was very active in the 1980's, is suffering from glaucoma. If anyone knows anything about the comic book industry, there's no such thing as pensions or health insurance for freelancers no matter what your contribution to the company's bottom line.

Wiacek, who was born in 1953, provided inks for DC and any Marvel title of note during the 1980's. His credits include inking Dave Cockrum on his classic run of X-Men, Carmine Infantino on the Star Wars comic book, and he inked some of Paul Smith's work on X-Men.

He has started a Go Fund Me page to raise money for his medical treatment and taxes that are due. Not to mention his loss if income due to the glaucoma. I got so much enjoyment from his work in the early days of my serious comic book collecting, I was happy to contribute a little something.

Here's a link to the fundraiser page. 

Below is a scan of his inks over Frank Miller on the cover for The Spectacular Spider-Man #56, July 1981.