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Dynamo #4 – Wally Wood cover sketch

This Wally Wood sketch is a precursor to the cover of Dynamo #4. It's interesting to compare and contrast between the two. See also this blog's Wood checklist or more artworks. - - - - - - - - - - Find on ebay: >more Wally Wood original art document.write('\x3Cscript type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8" src="http://adn.ebay.com/cb?programId=1&campId=5335823251&toolId=10026&keyword=wally+wood Read the rest of this entry »

Avengers #10 – Jack Kirby cover

Avengers v1 #10, 1964 - Jack Kirby manages to cram all the Avengers into a confined space, including the story's antagonist, Immortus. Bordering on crowded, the artist's layout just suffices. The lack of a background seems to help overall. Other artists in this issue include Don Heck and Dick Ayers. This is number 10 of 38 Avengers issues with Kirby art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Read the rest of this entry »

Green Lantern Green Arrow #1 – Neal Adams cover & reprints

Green Lantern Green Arrow v1 #1, 1983 - Collecting the groundbreaking series from the 1960s-1970s, this deluxe edition reprints some of the best work by writer Denny O' Neil and artist Neal Adams. Adams also provides the new cover, capturing the duo's more combative moments. The stories in this issue were originally published Green Lantern v2 #76 and Green Lantern v2 #77. This is number 1 of 5 Read the rest of this entry »

Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories #40 – Carl Barks art

Walt Disney's Comics and Stories v1 #40, 1944 - An unexpected snow day turns into a full day of skiing for Donald Duck and the boys. Mostly set in the snow-covered mountains, Carl Barks uses scale and distance to heighten several of the humorous scenarios. Perhaps most impressive is the large opening panel, a leafless tree and a ski shop establish the seasonal setting. Other characters featured Read the rest of this entry »

Weird War Tales #64 – Frank Miller art, Joe Kubert cover

Weird War Tales v1 #64, 1978 - Making a deal with the devil, a GI secures the promise of survival on the D-Day invasion. Frank Miller does the story pencils, struggling with basic layout and figure drawing. Adding insult to injury, inker Danny Bulanadi adds little improvement. Miller's style, although nascent, is almost unrecognizable. Joe Kubert comes through with a usually competent cover Read the rest of this entry »

Astonishing #57 – Al Williamson art

Astonishing v1 #57, 1957 - On a futuristic Earth, a young general forget the rejection of his one true love and leads an armada to conquer the planet Mars. The tale opens with breathtaking scenes of soaring architecture. Al Williamson creates elegant worlds of beauty and optimism. His inks are loosely applied throughout. With the exception of the last page, fine details are maintained throughout Read the rest of this entry »

World of Fantasy #19 – Steve Ditko art, Jack Kirby cover

World of Fantasy v1 #19, 1959 - Inventing a machine that increases the moon's magnetism, a rogue scientist inadvertently creates havoc on Earth. Flooded with verbose text and dialogue, this disaster tale nonetheless is well drawn. Steve Ditko's layouts are busy, yet appropriate to the story. Most importantly, the artist provides clarity for the often technical jargon. His most attractive pages Read the rest of this entry »

Strange Adventures #17 – Alex Toth art

Strange Adventures v1 #17, 1952 - A brilliant scientist becomes comatose, keeping the secret that could save the world. Bob Daily, with the use of a futuristic ray, shrinks to a size where he can repair the man’s brain. One of Alex Toth’s weaker efforts, his pencils are largely diminished throughout. Inker Bernard Sachs is a frequent collaborator, but his style seems incompatible on many works. Read the rest of this entry »

Mike Ploog Gallery – Werewolf by Night issues

Werewolf by Night #1 Werewolf by Night #2 Werewolf by Night #3 Werewolf by Night #4 Werewolf by Night #5 Werewolf by Night #6 Werewolf by Night #7 Werewolf by Night #8 Werewolf by Night #13 Werewolf by Night #14 Werewolf by Night #15 Werewolf by Night #16 See today's posts or more Ploog or Werewolf By Night issues. Read the rest of this entry »

True Love Pictorial #8 – Matt Baker art & cover

True Love Pictorial v1 #8, 1954 - Looking after a spoiled, wealthy young woman, a nurse finds herself spending more time with her patient's fiancée. Although without flourish, Matt Baker draws the tale with great care. Facial expressions and body language convey the characters' feelings succinctly. Baker's cover (unrelated) captures a common scenario of that era. Not surprisingly, the layout Read the rest of this entry »