Saturday, May 30, 2009

T-Rex vs. Tank

I love these dinosaur war comics. I was going to post a bunch of them, but its late and I'm tired. Instead, I'm just going to post this one for now. A combination of factors, including the expression on the dinosaurs face and loving attention to detail in the rendering of the tank's gear wheels, just make this one of the most f*cked up comic covers I've seen in awhile. It's got some kind of insane quality to it.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Superheroes by Brian Bolland

Some superheroes (and a couple of super heroines) by Brian Bolland.

Wonder Woman

Green Goblin, The Vulture, Spiderman, and Iron Man

Black Canary, Batman, and Green Arrow

Batman and The Scarecrow

Thursday, May 28, 2009


A nice Jeff Jones painting of a peaceful Triceratops.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Gustave Dore & Dante's Inferno

A few illustrations by Gustave Dore from Dante's Inferno.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Selections from HEEP

By Glenn Barr, c1993.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Bernie Wrightson Ad

Here's an ad for a fanzine called Prism with a really cool drawing by Bernie Wrightson. I don't know when and if the fanzine actually came out. I'm guessing the date would be around 1968-1970.

Saturday, May 16, 2009


What the hell, here's some pictures of Vampirella...

Painting by Glenn Barr, 1991.

Vampirella #1, Sept. 1969. Cover art by Frank Frazetta.

Vampirella #36, Sept. 1974. Cover art by Sanjulian.

Vampirella #63, Sept. 1977. Cover art by Enrich Torres.

Vampirella #102, Jan. 1982. Cover art by Enrich Torres.

Last, and certainly not least, a couple photo covers featuring Barbara Leigh.

Vampirella #67, Mar. 1978.

Vampirella #78, May, 1979.

Thursday, May 14, 2009


Some images of Conan the Barbarian

Conan and Red Sonja by Neal Adams. Not sure where this was originally published.

By Barry Windsor-Smith, from the cover of the 1973 Detroit Triple Fan Fair program.

Unpublished piece by Bernie Wrightson.

Monday, May 11, 2009

The Wrightson Completionist: Part 5

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

This is the back page of the Alterna-Con Spring 1985 Convention program. It was at this con I first met Michael Kaluta and took this photo. This Wrightson drawing was on the back page of the program and needless to say I was disappointed when I learned Bernie was not going to be a guest at their fall convention. The drawing is obviously of Uncle Creepy and was probably intended as an inside front cover illustration for Creepy magazine. I don't recall this drawing being used for a Warren magazine and I've never seen it anywhere before. If anyone has seen this printed elsewhere please let me know.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Uncle Bill's Barrel

"Uncle Bill's Barrel" is Bernie Wrightson's second published comic book story. It first appeared in the fanzine Graphic Showcase #2, dated Summer 1969. (Later reprinted in the book Badtime Stories) Another early Wrightson story, "A Case of Conscience," appeared in Castle of Frankenstein magazine the previous year. This early effort by Bernie shows the influence of Frank Frazetta as much of Wrightson's early work does. The shotgun wedding panel on page 7 looks like it could be from Frazetta's run on "Lil' Abner." But "Uncle Bill's Barrel" shows an already growing mastery of line that became one of the hallmarks of his work. It is a humorous story of moonshine loving backwoods zombie. Bernie attempts and pulls off some nice compositions such as the panel at the top of the third page. The body being pulled out of the water provides the immediate focal point of the panel. The rope and the figures pulling on it naturally leads the reader from left to right to the spectators in the foreground. The middle panel on page 4 nicely conveys the shock and explosion of movement as Bill's corpse leaps out of the coffin.

I recall reading somewhere that Carmine Infantino saw a set of negative photostats of this story which led to Bernie getting his first job at DC Comics. "Uncle Bill's Barrel" was a fine early effort by a then up and coming young artist already showing some of the trademark mannerisms and craftmanship that would make Wrightson's work so unique and captivating in the years to come.

Monday, May 4, 2009

War Stories Combat

War Stories Combat #14, October 1964.

War Stories Combat #15, January 1965.

War Stories Combat #16, April 1965.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Roy Krenkel

A nice piece of art by Roy Krenkel.