Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas from Batman and Robin!

Batman #27, Feb. 1945. Cover by Jack Burnley.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas Ride

by Benton Henderson Clark, 1942.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Sundblom's Santa, Again

Here's a little late-night naughtiness (a repeat from last year).

Haddon Sundblom was most famous for his Coca-Cola ads featuring Santa Claus. Here's a painting by him that was used for the December 1972 issue of Playboy.

Wonder Woman vs. The Eagle of Space

Here's an eye-catching Wonder Woman cover. Art by Ross Andru and Mike Esposito.

Wonder Woman #105, April 1959.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Christmas 1960: Playboy Style

The cover photo for the December 1960 issue of Playboy, and the Vargas girl from the same issue.

Walt Simonson's Thor

Here's a selection of covers and other artwork from Walt Simonson's superlative run on The Mighty Thor during the 1980's.

The Mighty Thor #337, November 1983.

The Mighty Thor #338, December 1983.

The Mighty Thor #339, January 1984.

The Mighty Thor #340, February 1984.

The Mighty Thor #341, March 1984.

The Mighty Thor #342, April 1984.

The Mighty Thor #343, May 1984.

The Mighty Thor #344, June 1984.

Promotional poster, 1983.

Sketch, 1984.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Hello, Neighbor!

Illustration by Harry Anderson, n.d.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Dr. Strange

Dr. Strange began his own title picking up with issue 169 of what was Strange Tales. It continued (complete with an ill-advised costume change) through issue 183, cover dated November 1969. He would later get his title again, beginning this time with issue #1 in June 1974. Here's a few of the more interesting cover from his first run.

Dr. Strange #173, October 1968. Cover by Dan Adkins.

Dr. Strange #178, March 1969. Cover by Gene Colan.

Dr. Strange #179, April 1969. Cover by Barry Windsor Smith.

Dr. Strange #180, May 1969. Cover by Gene Colan.

Dr. Strange #181, July 1969. Cover by Gene Colan.

Random Pinup Friday

From Playboy magazine, 1975.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Unknown Gothics

Here's some covers by some unknown artists for some unknown gothic romance novels.

Santa by Vargas

Just trying to help everyone get in the Christmas mood...

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Some odds and ends of fun comic book covers that caught my eye.

Claire Voyant #2, 1946. Cover art by Jack Kamen.

Dynamic Comics #1, October 1941. Cover art by Charles Sultan.

Keen Detective Funnies #24, September 1940.

USA Comics #1, August 1941.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Space Vixens!

The 3-D Zone #16, 1989. Cover art by Dave Stevens.

Jack Kirby's Monsters

Here's a run of the great monster issues from Marvel's
Strange Tales comic. All cover art is by Jack Kirby.

Strange Tales #80, January 1961.

Strange Tales #81, February 1961.

Strange Tales #82, March 1961.

Strange Tales #83, April 1961.

Strange Tales #84, May 1961.

Strange Tales #85, June 1961.

Strange Tales #86, July 1961.

Strange Tales #87, August 1961.

Strange Tales #88, September 1961.

Strange Tales #89, October 1961.

Monday, December 10, 2012

The Rabbits' Wedding

I've been away for awhile, I'm happy to report I was getting married. To celebrate, here's a scan of the cover art for Garth Williams' 1958 book The Rabbits' Wedding.