Friday, March 29, 2013

Wrightson House of Secrets Cover

Here's a scan of Bernie Wrightson's original wraparound cover for DC's House of Secrets comic. In his NYCA Gallery Catalog, Wrightson says when he brought it into the office he was informed "They weren't doing wraparounds anymore." You can see the cropped version they ended up publishing below.

House of Secrets #107, April 1973.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Marvel Preview Cover Paintings

Marvel Preview #4, Jan. 1976. Cover art by Gray Morrow.

Marvel Preview #14, Spring 1978. Cover art by Jim Starlin.

Jack Kirby War Comic: Battle #67

Story by Jack Kirby from Battle #67, December 1959.

Tool Time

Cyndi Wood, Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Year for 1974. Here's a picture of her in a bikini posing with some weird tool or auto part.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Rendevous With Death!

Story illustration by Paul Rabut for The Saturday Evening Post, Sept. 27, 1952.

Overstreet Price Guides

A selection of covers for the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide, 1974-1981.

Don Newton, 1974.

Will Eisner, 1976.

Carl Barks, 1977.

Bill Ward, 1978.

Wally Wood, 1979.

L.B. Cole, 1981.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Day the Earth Blew Up!

An exciting cover by Jack Kirby.

Showcase #11, December 1957.

Babewatch by Mark Schultz

Originally published as cover for Penthouse Men's Adventure Comics #2, June 1995.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Frazetta Pillow Book

Kitchen Sink Press, 1994.

Shameless Plug: I have a copy for sale on Ebay.

The Victim

Story illustration by Walter Baumhofer, no date.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Monster Men

An early Ace Paperback cover by Frank Frazetta.

The Monster Men, 1963.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Heather Locklear

Oh look, a picture of Heather Locklear in a leotard and leg warmers!

Ken Kelly did a lot of great covers for Warren's black and white horror magazines. Here's three of my favorites.

Creepy #67, December 1974.

Creepy #81, July 1976.

Creepy #85, January 1977.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A Good Cover is Worth Repeating...

Yeah, I've posted these before, but I can never really get tired of looking at these.

DC Special Series Vol. 1, #2. Reprint from 1977. The first Bernie Wrightson comic I ever bought.

DC Special Series Vol. 2, #14. Reprint comic from Summer 1978.

Sherlock Holmes

The famous British detective depicted on some comic book covers.

Four Color #1245, January 1962.

Classic Illustrated #33, 1947. Cover art by H.C. Kiefer.

Mad #7, Oct-Nov 1953. Cover art by Harvey Kurtzman.

Sherlock Holmes #1, Oct. 1975. Cover art by Walt Simonson.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Criminals on the Run

The weed of crime bears bitter fruit...

Criminals on the Run, vol. 5, #1. Aug - Sept. 1949. Cover art by L.B. Cole.

Friday, March 15, 2013


Here's some exciting Batman covers from the 1960's.

Batman #171, May 1965. Cover by Murphy Anderson & Carmine Infantino.

Batman #188, December 1966. Cover by Joe Giella and Carmine Infantino.

Batman #195, September 1967. Cover by Murphy Anderson & Carmine Infantino.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

The Model Workers

The Model Workers, by Howard V. Brown. I don't when this illustration was done, and can't imagine what is was done for, but I love this mid-century style of commercial art, and I love dioramas. So here we are.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Bad Girls

Shanty Girl, 1952. Art by Rudolph Belarski.

Bad Girls, 1958. Art by James Meese.

Beyond the Forest, 1949. Art by James Avati.

Very Private Secretary, 1960. Art by Mel Crair.

Honey Gal, 1958. Unknown artist.