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Teen-age Temptations #2 – Matt Baker cover

Teen-age Temptations v1 #2, 1953 - A major flirt sets her sights on the school's handsome new teacher, letting him literally sweep her off her feet. The girl's band uniform is decorative yet revealing, especially by 1950s standards. The scene is full of activity, yet Matt Baker ensures the encounter is in public view. The bus's perspective draws the eye toward the couple and further extends the Read the rest of this entry »

Walt Disney Comics Digest #50 – Carl Barks reprint

Walt Disney Comics Digest v1 #50, 1974 - Among the many reprints,"The Sheepish Cowboys" is a Carl Barks gem from Four Color Comics v2 #1010. Other characters in this issue include Mickey Mouse. See today's posts or more Barks or Walt Disney Comics Digest issues. See also this blog's Barks checklist. - - - - - - - - - - Find on ebay: >this issue, >more Barks issues, >more Walt Disney Comics Read the rest of this entry »

Jim Steranko Gallery – Strange Tales covers

Strange Tales #151 Strange Tales #153 Strange Tales #155 Strange Tales #157 Strange Tales #159 Strange Tales #161 Strange Tales #163 Strange Tales #165 Strange Tales #167 See today's posts or more Steranko issues. See also this blog's Steranko checklist, Top 10 Steranko comics or more galleries. Read the rest of this entry »

Limited Collectors Edition #C-31 / Superman – non-attributed Neal Adams art

Limited Collectors Edition v1 #C-31 / Superman, 1974 - Mostly Superman and Action Comics reprints from the 1940s-1970s, this treasury edition also contains four new pages by Neal Adams. More informative in nature (see interior page above), the illustrations display ideas for a Superman theme park. Expertly drawn, this effort has mostly been overlooked by comic book price guides. Other artists in Read the rest of this entry »

Magnus Robot Fighter #43 – Russ Manning reprint

Magnus Robot Fighter v1 #43, 1976 - This issue re-presents Magnus Robot Fighter #20 from earlier in the series. Reprints aside, Manning drew a total of 21 Magnus Robot Fighter issues. See today's posts or more Manning or Magnus Robot Fighter issues. See also this blog's Russ Manning checklist. - - - - - - - - - - Find on ebay: >this issue, >more Manning issues, >more Magnus Robot Fighter issues Read the rest of this entry »

Red Raven Comics #1 – Jack Kirby art & cover (1st pro work)

Red Raven Comics v1 #1, 1940 - In this obscure golden age one-shot, Jack Kirby's artwork appears for the first time in comics. His cover debut of the Red Raven is better than most, using both perspective and foreshortening to heighten excitement. Curiously, Kirby doesn't draw the hero's origin story, but two accompanying features. In "Mercury", the Roman gods intervene when a vicious dictator ( Read the rest of this entry »

Rocky Lane’s Black Jack #27 – non-attributed Steve Ditko art

Rocky Lane's Black Jack v1 #27, 1959 - Told from the horse’s perspective, Black Jack’s herd is threatened by a wandering grizzly. Steve Ditko draws horses quite convincingly, but falters with most other animals. Consequently, some of the panels are clumsily designed while others are far too minimalist. Ditko’s layouts are also poorly planned, contributing to an overall mediocre effort. Other Read the rest of this entry »

Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories #298 – Carl Barks reprint

Walt Disney's Comics and Stories v1 #298, 1965 - This silver age Gold Key issue features mostly reprints, among them a Carl Barks story: "The Double Date" from Four Color Comics v2 #1055. Other characters featured in this issue include Uncle Scrooge and Mickey Mouse. See today's posts or more Barks or Walt Disney's Comics and Stories issues. See also this blog's Carl Barks checklist. - - - - - - Read the rest of this entry »

Fear #15 – original Frank Brunner cover

Frank Brunner's original cover for Fear #15 and his first rendition of the Man-Thing. See today's posts or more Brunner or Fear issues. See also this blog's Brunner checklist, Top 10 Brunner issues or more artworks. - - - - - - - - - - Find on ebay: >more Frank Brunner original art document.write('\x3Cscript type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8" src="http://adn.ebay.com/cb?programId=1&campId Read the rest of this entry »

Action Comics #407 – Alex Toth reprint

Action Comics v1 #407, 1971 - Prominent in this issue is the second half of an Atom/Flash team-up story, originally published in Brave and the Bold #53. Other artists in this issue include Curt Swan and Murphy Anderson. See today's posts or more Toth or Action Comics issues. See also this blog's Toth checklist. - - - - - - - - - - Find on ebay: >this issue, >more Toth issues, >more Action Comics Read the rest of this entry »