Sunday, January 30, 2011


...when desiring a human form for evil purposes, take to themselves the bodies of hanged men. Entry #196 of The Commonplace Book of H.P. Lovecraft.

Art by Rick Sardinha, buy a print here.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Friday Odds and Ends

#130, July 1959.

"The Captive," Last of the Mohicans illustration by Peter Hurd, c.1928.

Detective Comics
#359, January 1967. Cover art by Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson.

Cover art by Rudolph Belarksi for Air War, Summer 1941.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Marvel Annuals

Some early Marvel Annuals...

Avengers Annual #1, September 1967. Cover by John Buscema.

Avengers Annual
#2, September 1968. Cover by John Buscema.

Avengers Annual #3, September 1969. Cover by Sal and John Buscema.

Journey Into Mystery Annual
#1, 1965. Cover by Jack Kirby.

Strange Tales Annual #1, 1962.

Strange Tales Annual #1, 1963. Cover by Jack Kirby.

Fantastic Four Annual #1, 1963. Cover by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers.

Fantastic Four Annual #2, 1964. Cover by Jack Kirby and Chic Stone.

Fantastic Four Annual #3, 1965. Cover by Jack Kirby and Mike Esposito.

Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1, 1964. Cover by Steve Ditko.

Amazing Spider-Man Annual #2, 1965. Cover by Steve Ditko.

Amazing Spider-Man Annual #3, November 1966. Cover by Johnny Romita and Don Heck.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Captain America Comic Scenes

In the mid-1970's Aurora model company brought out a series of models called "Comics Scenes." They were based on comic book, radio serial, and pulp characters. The models came with a comic book complete with a centerspread to use as a backdrop for the completed model. Below are scans from the original art for the Captain America comic book by Johnny Romita Sr.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Rock & Roll at the Movies

Here's some some posters for rock and roll documentaries and concert films. I enjoyed many of these at midnight movies in the 1970's and early 1980's.

Jimi Plays Berkeley
, 1973. Jimi Hendrix.

, 1975. Yes. Art by Roger Dean.

The Kids Are Alright
, 1979. The Who.

Gimme Shelter, 1970. The Rolling Stones.

The Song Remains the Same, 1976 (Japanese). Led Zeppelin.

Get Down Grand Funk, 1970 (originally released as Mondo Daytona in 1968). Grand Funk Railroad.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Wood's Weird Science

Weird Science covers by Wally Wood. Scans of original art and the published comics.

By coincidence, Cloud 109 just posted Wood's story The Gray Cloud of Death from this issue.

Weird Science #9, September 1951.

Weird Science #12, March 1952.

Weird Science #13, May 1952.

Weird Science #14, July 1952.

Weird Science #15, September 1952.

Weird Science #18, March 1953.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Violence in Comics

Here's a great drawing of Superman punching Lex Luthor through a brick wall:

Action Comics #47, April 1942. Cover art by Creig Flessel.

Monday, January 10, 2011


Wow Comics #1, Winter 1940. Cover by C.C. Beck.

Exciting Comics #1, April 1940.

Happy Comics #1, August 1943.

#1, November 1970. Cover by Jack Kirby (reprint).

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Monster Mania

I've been posting a lot of pinup pictures lately, and I appreciate all the folks coming by to see them. For a change of pace, here's some monsters!

Night of the Blood Monster, 1972.

Two cool drawings of monsters. No idea what they are, no date.

Monster #1, 1953.

The Giant Gila Monster, 1959.

The Legion of Monsters #1, September 1975. Cover art by Neal Adams.