Saturday, December 29, 2018

Aquaman by Nick Cardy

Some cool Aquaman covers by Nick Cardy.

Aquaman #37, Jan - Feb 1968.

Aquaman #39, May - June 1968.

Aquaman #45, May - June 1969.

Aquaman #46, July - Aug 1969.

Aquaman #51, May - June 1970.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

The Wrightson Completionist: Part 11

The eleventh in a series of posts highlighting oddball Bernie Wrightson items in my collection.

What do you do when you've bought all the Bernie Wrightson stuff, except for the stuff that's really expensive (S&N The Stand book, weird-ass Nakotomi prints they made five of) or impossible to find (Nozdrovia, Gothic Blimp)? The answer is you start buying foreign editions of his work, which I've spent a lot time doing the last couple years.

Here's an Italian edition of Wrightson's masterwork: the illustrated Frankenstein: or The Modern Prometheus by Mary W. Shelley. It's smaller than the Dark Horse edition or the original Dodd-Mead edition, about 7" x 9 3/4". It has the full endpapers and all the illustrations. Like the Dark Horse edition, there are small greyish vignettes from the illustration on the previous page.

Nothing here you haven't seen before, but if you're a nut about this like me, it's worth getting. As of this writing, it's available on the Italian Amazon page, your regular Amazon user name and password will work. It ended up costing me about $35 with postage. It took about two or three or weeks to get it in the mail. The book is published by a company called Oscar Ink. It's a hardcover and is 302 pages.

Ciao everybody!

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Christmas Pinups

Christmas Elf
by Forest H. Clough, n.d.

Christmas Ornaments by Jim Schaeffing, circa 1950.

Pin-Up in Front of Fireplace
by Gil Elvgren, n.d.

A Christmas Eve (Waiting for Santa) by Gil Elvgren, 1954.

Christmas Pin-Up by Earl Moran, n.d.