Saturday, February 17, 2018

The Black Panther by Jack Kirby

We couldnae get into the movie yet, but I thought I should put up a fav page, from Tales of Suspense #97

First In The Future Famous Funnies Frank Frazetta

With six F's in this title, makes me think of a report card I stole from my own mailbox in Fifth (of course) grade.  Famous Funnies #210 is another Fine-line draw'n by Fritz of the immortal Buck Rogers

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Heart Of A Vampire by Berni Wrightson

Oh my heck!  So broke I cannae even pay attention, but I never saw this forty years ago.  Berni did the layouts for the Batman story in Detective Comics #455, apparently

And So, A Legend Lived Again!! by Jack Kirby

Here's the central splash from the legendary Cap'n America #112 that Jack created one weekend so Marvel could keep their publishing deadline while Steranko was struggl'n with Marvel to create his also legendary "death arc" of Cap going (years before DC came up with the death of Superman).  I like this blurb cause it could be said of Kirby every time we open onea his works

It's A MAD World by Frank Frazetta

Shades of Mort Drucker!  See Corben's Rats In The Wall for more Mort

House Of Mystery #195 by Wrightson

Mystery within a mystery--this story was done three years before it got published

Savage Sky by Jim Steranko

Think I mentioned this before, but the Cap'n is just an opportunistic con-man (ala Hans Solo) who, in 1970 Germany, found a box of abandoned Sad Sack comics next to the dumpster at Army housing when his dad asked him to take the trash out one night.  I already knew about the american kids goin door to door on a Saturday morning to trade comics (no american tv), cause they had awakened me every Saturday since I got there.  After read'n the Sad Sacks (a blissful hour one Friday night), I decided to take my new-found treasure door to door and see what all the hub-bub was, bub.  One of the kids that came out to trade that first Saturday morning had this comic in his box, and I offered multiple issues of Sad Sack for it, and the rest is blog'n history