Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Flash by Joe Kubert

Here's an awesome Flash cover by Joe Kubert.

The Flash #89, November 1947.

Flamingo by Joe Chiodo

Jerry Iger's Famous Features #1, July 1984. Cover by Joe
Chiodo, reprints Flamingo and other stories by Matt Baker.

A copy of the comic, a promo poster featuring the cover art, and a promo
poster with Chiodo's cover for Alien Worlds 3-D #1 up for auction here.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Mickey Mouse in Pigmy Land

Here's something you don't see every day...

Mickey Mouse in Pigmy Land, 1936.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Justice Society of America

Some Justice Society of America covers in All Star Comics.

All Star Comics #7, Oct-Nov 1941.

All Star Comics #13, Oct-Nov 1942.

All Star Comics #14, Dec.-Jan. 1942.

All Star Comics #17, June-July 1943.

All Star Comics #18, Aug.-Sep. 1943.

All Star Comics #20, Spring 1944.

All Star Comics #30, Aug.-Sep. 1946.

All Star Comics #43, Oct.-Nov. 1948.

All Star Comics #52, Apr.-May 1950.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Scary Pulp Picture!

Here's a creeepy pulp illustration by Edd Cartier from around 1940.

Friday, August 24, 2012

The Dutch Treat Club

The Dutch Treat Club was founded in New York in 1905 as a club for creative people. Original members included illustrators, writers, and editors. Starting in 1920, they began producing yearbooks, which often featured risque artwork, here's a few samples...

Traffic Stopper, by James Montgomery Flagg, 1939.

William Reusswig, c1930.

Bradshaw Crandall, 1952.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Happy Comics

That elephant looks pretty pissed off to be on the cover of Happy Comics.

Happy Comics #1, August 1943.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Michael Whelan's John Carter Covers

A selection of Michael Whelan's superlative covers for Edgar Rice Burroughs' John Carter of Mars books. These editions were originally published in 1979.

The Gods of Mars

The Chessmen of Mars

A Fighting Man of Mars

Swords of Mars

Synthetic Men of Mars

Llana of Gathol

John Carter of Mars

Shameless Promotion Department: I'm selling a complete set of these paperbacks on Ebay.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Kaluta and Wrightson

A couple issues of The Comics Journal with cover
art by Michael Kaluta and Bernie Wrightson.

The Comics Journal #103, November 1985.

The Comics Journal #76, October 1982.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Hitler's Secret Service

Hitler's Secret Service, 1958. Cover art by Ray Sternbergh.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Alphabet Over!

I can't believe I'm finally through the alphabet, Aliens to Zoot. It was getting to be kind of a drag to toward the end, and I was out of town a lot. To celebrate the end of that never-to-be-repeated project, here's a drawing by Mike Vosburg of a nude woman:

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Z is for Zoot

Zoot comics, published by Fox, originally consisted of funny animal and humor comics. Issue number 7 saw he debut of Rulah the Jungle Girl, who dominated the covers until getting her own book after issue 16. Many of the covers featured bondage themes, and issue 14 was used in The Seduction of the Innocent.

Zoot #7, June 1947.

Zoot #8, August 1947.

Zoot #9, October 1947.

Zoot #10, November 1947.

Zoot #11, December 1947. Cover art by Jack Kamen.

Zoot #12, January 1948.

Zoot #13, February 1948.

Zoot #14, March 1948.

Zoot #15, June 1948.

Zoot #16,July 1948.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Y is for Young Allies

Young Allies #1, Summer 1941. Cover art by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby.

Young Allies #2, Winter 1941. Cover art by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby.

Young Allies #3, Spring 1942. Cover art by Al Gabriele.

Young Allies #4, Summer 1942. Cover art by Al Gabriele and George Klein.

Young Allies #5, Fall 1942. Cover art Alex Schomburg.