Friday, October 30, 2015

More Ghost Stories!

Some original art from ghost story anthologies.

Les Edwards, Victorian Ghost Stories, 1996.

Steve Crisp, Ghost Stories, no date.

Steve Crisp, The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories, 1984.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Vincent Price & Edgar Allan Poe

Some classic AIP Movie Posters featuring Vincent Price in movies based on the tales of Edgar Allan Poe.

The Masque of the Red Death, 1964.

The Pit and the Pendulum, 1961.

The Raven, 1963.

House of Usher, 1960.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Ghost Stories!

A collection of covers for the pulp Ghost Stories. These examples were published between 1926 and 1930.

Ghost Stories

Ghost Stories

Ghost Stories

Ghost Stories

Ghost Stories

Ghost Stories

Ghost Stories

Monday, October 5, 2015

Bernie Wrightson Jack O' Lanterns

Secrets of Haunted House #5, January 1976.

Secrets of Haunted House #44, January 1982.

House of Mystery #256, February 1978.

House of Secrets #139, January 1976.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Eerie Publications

To kick off the Countdown to Halloween, here's some gruesome trash from Eerie Publications.

Horror Tales, August 1969.

Horror Tales, November 1969.

Horror Tales, January 1970.

Tales From the Tomb, September 1969.

Tales From the Tomb, January 1970.

Tales From the Tomb, April 1970.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Robert Crumb's Heroes of the Blues

Some selections from Robert Crumbs 1980 Trading Card Set Heroes of the Blues.

Mississippi John Hurt

Blind Lemon Jefferson

Memphis Minnie

Son House

I have a set for sale in my eBay store here.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Jones in Black and White

Some black and white sketches by Jeffrey Catherine Jones.

Monday, September 21, 2015

A Jet's No Pet!

This nice little six-page story by Russ Heath if from G.I. Combat #62, July 1958. There's some great panels of aerial combat, a patented Russ Heath explosion on page two and I love the guy's expression in the top right panel of page five.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

House of Secrets #92 and All Its Reprints

The eight page story "Swamp Thing," scripted by Len Wein and with artwork by Bernie Wrightson was first published in the DC comic House of Secrets #92, cover dated July 1971. The story spawned a stand-alone Swamp Thing comic book of which Wrightson drew the first ten issues. The series has long been regarded as one of the best comic books of the era and the peak of Wrightson's tenure at DC.
TwoMorrows published a special issue of Comic Book Creator called Swampmen with an extensive interview with Wrightson about the creaton of Swamp Thing.
Below are scans of the original art for the first Swamp Thing story from House of Secrets. The scans are from the Heritage Auctions web site. Below that is a list I compiled of all the places the story has been reprinted because I like that kind of thing. If I missed anything let me know in the comments and I'll add it. I'm sure there's some foreign editions I missed.

Swamp Thing story from House of Secrets #92 reprinted in:

DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest #9 (1981)

The Saga of the Swamp Thing #33 (1985)

Roots of the Swamp Thing #5 (1986)

The Saga of the Swamp Thing Vol. 2: Love and Death (TPB, 1990)

DC Silver Age Classics: House of Secrets #92 (1992)

Swamp Thing: Dark Genesis (TPB, 1992)

Showcase Presents: The House of Secrets Vol. 1 (TPB, 2008)

DC Comics Classics Library Vol. 4: Roots of the Swamp Thing (HC, 2009).

Wrightson's Swamp Thing 1: Alec Hollands Saere Skaebne (Dutch, 1979).