Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

...from The Headless Horseman!

This Is Legend #1, 1971. Cover art by Bernie Wrightson.

The Phantom Stranger #6, 1970. Cover art by Neal Adams.

Preliminary art for Mad magazine #59, 1960. Art by Frank Kelly Freas.

Supernatural Thrillers #6, 1973. Cover art by Gil Kane and Ernie Chan.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Ed Valigursky: Solar Lottery

Ed Valigursky's cover for the Philip K. Dick novel Solar Lottery, 1955.

The Thing by Wrightson & Hampton: Benefit Auction

You still have a few hours to bid on this depiction of John Carpenter's The Thing by master horror artists Bernie Wrightson and Scott Hampton. The proceeds go to Steve Niles, author of 30 Days of Night, Breath of Bones, and Frankenstein Alive, Alive! who recently lost his home in a flood.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Arkham House Lovecraft Books

This is turning into an H.P. Lovecraft Halloween around here. Here's the 1980's Arkham House hardcovers with cover art by Raymond Bayless.

The Dunwich Horror and Others, 1984.

At the Mountains of Madness, 1985.

Dagon and Other Macabre Tales, 1987.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Swamp Thing Uncensored!

After you're done enjoying the scan of the uncensored cover art for Swamp Thing #5, head over to Rip Jagger's Dojo where Rip is astutely surveying Wrightson's run on Swamp Thing. So far, he's looked at Swampy's first appearance in House of Secrets #92, and the comic's first six issues.

Enjoy lots of other Swamp Thing goodness in a previous post of mine.

H.P. Lovecraft Paperbacks

A couple of H.Pl Lovecraft paperbacks from Panther Books.

The Strange Case of Charles Dexter Ward.

The Lurking Fear, 1970.

Monday, October 14, 2013


A nice shot of Bettie Page.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Tales of the Zombie

The first three issues of Marvel's black and white magazine Tales of the Zombie. All covers by Boris Vallejo.

Tales of the Zombie #1, August 1973.

Tales of the Zombie #2, October 1973.

Tales of the Zombie #3, January 1974.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Pre-Code Horror

Some nice pre-code trash.

Beware Terror Tales #4, November 1952.

Black Cat Mystery #39, September 1952.

Blue Bolt Weird Tales #112, February 1952. Cover by L.B. Cole.

Dark Mysteries #18, June 1954.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Thursday, October 3, 2013

1998 World Horror Convention

Bernie Wrightson's cover for the 1998 World Horror Convention.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Michael Whelan & H.P. Lovecraft

Michael Whelan created these stunning paintings as covers for Del Rey's 1980s paperback editions of the work of famed author H.P. Lovecraft. Imagery from both paintings was ultimately published as seven total covers: six using tight details one larger "best of" collection that reproduced a larger section of the paintings. A couple samples of the published covers are below. The paintings are for sale right now if you have some spare cash around.