Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day

Here's some ass-kicking flag covers for Memorial Day.

Man of War #1, November 1941. Cover art by Paul Gustavson.

Boy Comics #17, August 1944. Cover art by Charles Biro.

Wow Comics #15, July 1943. COver art by Jack Binder.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

There! That skull again!

This panel cracks me up. It is from Ripley's Believe It or Not! #53, April 1975. The story is called "Sailing Home." I don't know who the artist is. I wish I was better at identifying these Gold Key artists.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Reed Crandall - Dateline: Hong Kong!

Here's another episode of the adventures of Geri Hamilton from EC's Extra! comic. This leads off with a scan of the original art of Reed Crandall's magnificent splash page, and the scans of the story from the comic. At the bottom is Johnny Craig's cover for this July 1955 comic. Another Geri Hamilton story by Crandall here.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Steve Ditko: Out of This World

Steve Ditko art for the Charlton comic Out of This World.

Out of This World #3, March 1957.

Out of This World #4, June 1957.

Out of This World #6, November 1957.

Out of This World #7, February 1958.

Out of This World #11, January 1959.

Out of This World #12, March 1959.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Science Fiction Sunday

"The Flying Robot," cover for Fantastic Adventures, January 1941. Art by Harold W. McCauley.

First Men in the Moon, 1964.

Strange Adventures #1, August 1950.

"Science Fiction Land," theme park design by Jack Kirby and Mike Royer, 1978.

"Men From Space," cover for Popular Magazine, December 1930. Art by Howard V. Brown.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Jeffrey Catherine Jones, 1944-2011

Jeffrey Catherine Jones died today of complications from bronchitis and emphysema.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

War Wednesday

All-American Men of War #94, December 1962. Cover art by Russ Heath.

Our Army at War #60, July 1957. Cover art by Jerry Grandenetti.

Atomic War!, November 1952.

Frontline Combat #13, July 1952. Cover art by Wally Wood. This is one of my favorite EC covers.

Wary Soldiers by Saul Tepper.

The Wounded Soldier by Stanley Borack.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Monster Monday

Monster Parade #4, March 1959.

The Monster #2, 1953. Cover by Maurice Whitman.

Melvin Monster #3, December 1965. Cover by John Stanley.

Cover art by Frank Frazetta for Creepy #10, August 1966.

Ad for Aurora Monster Scenes models, 1971.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Jeep Comics

This might not be the greatest comic book cover ever, but it's pretty high up there. The cover for Jeep Comics #2 at the bottom is almost too weird.

Jeep Comics #3, March 1948. Cover by L.B. Cole.

Jeep Comics #2, Spring 1945.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

H is for Heroin

Rafael DeSoto did this iconic cover for David Hulburd's 1952 novel H is for Heroin. Here is a review of the book from Time magazine.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

And Now a Commerical...

Advertisements from the back covers of DC Comics, 1964-1965.