Friday, June 29, 2012

Q is for Quality Comics

Quality Comics operated from 1939 to 1946. The publisher live up to its name, publishing the work of Jack Cole, Reed Crandall, Will Eisner and Bill Ward just to name a few.

Heart Throbs #1, August 1949. Cover art by Bill Ward.

Modern Comics #78, October 1948. Cover art by Reed Crandall.

Police Comics #76, March 1948. Cover art by Jack Cole.

Smash Comics #75, February 1948. Cover art by Jack Cole.

Web of Evil #20, November 1954.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

P is for Pinup

Unknown photo.

Sunbather by Al Beull.

Miss Nassau by Pearl Frush, 1947.

Tomorrow is Murder by Ron Lesser.

Two of Clubs by Vargas.

Making Friends by Gil Elvgren, 1951.

Posing on the Fence by Earl Moran, n.d.

Hanging Around by Arnold Kohn, n.d.

Brown and Bigelow Calendar illustration, by Ernest Chiriacka, circa 1953.

Esquire Calendar Illustration by Al Moore, October 1951.

Pinup in Black Gloves by Fritz Willis, n.d.

Cat Lady by Chris Achilleos, 1998.

Princess Leia by Enrique Torres, n.d.

Phantom Lady #17, April 1948. Cover art by Matt Baker.

Sheena 3-D Special #1, 1985. Cover art by Dave Stevens.

Vampirella #78, May, 1979.

...and a few shots of Bettie Page, courtesy of Bettie Page is All the Rage!


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

O is for Octopus

Tarzan vs. Octopus by Russ Manning, n.d.

The Octopus, February 1939.

The Amazing Spiderman #12, May 1964. Cover art by Steve Ditko.

Famous Funnies #215, January 1955. Cover art by Frank Frazetta.

Korak, Son of Tarzan #54, November 1973. Cover art by Joe Kubert.

Sea Devils #1, October 1961. Cover art by Russ Heath.

It Came From Beneath the Sea, 1955.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

N is for New Mutants

...Bill Sienkiewicz style!

The New Mutants #20, October 1984.

The New Mutants #21, November 1984.

The New Mutants #22, December 1984.

The New Mutants #23, January 1985.

The New Mutants #26, April 1985.

The New Mutants #27, May 1985.

Original art for The New Mutants #29, July 1985.

Original art for The New Mutants #31, September 1985.

Friday, June 22, 2012

M is for Mars

Four Classic Martians by Bernie Wrightson, 1977.

Chessmen of Mars by Roy Krenkel, 1969.

Marvin Martian by Virgil Ross, n.d.

Attack on Planet Mars, 1951.

Man O' Mars #1, 1953.

Thuvia, Maid of Mars by J. Allen St. John, 1917.

Mars Attacks Card "The Monster Reaches In" by Norm Saunders, 1962.

John Carter and the Apes of Mars by Frank Frazetta, 1970.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

L is for Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln!

Picture Stories From American History #4, 1947.

Lincoln's First Inaugural Address by Dean Cornwell, n.d.

Plastic figure of Abraham Lincoln, by Marx Toys.

Abraham Lincoln by Winsor McCay, n.d.

Abraham Lincoln by Jack Davis. From the book Meet Abraham Lincoln by Barbara Cary, 1965.

See the rest of Davis' exquisite illustrations for this book at Bostworld.

Classics Illustrated #142, 1958.

Original art for the cover of the above comic.

Dell Giant, March 1958.

The Flash #210. Nov. 1971. Cover art by Murphy Anderson.

The Owl #2
The Owl #2. 1968.