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Mystery Comics Digest #21 – Alex Toth reprint

Mystery Comics Digest v1 #21, 1975 - Reprinting stories from the regular Twilight Zone series, this digest features "The Captive", an Alex Toth tale that first appeared in Twilight Zone #4. Other artists in this issue include Frank Bolle and Jack Sparling (all reprints). See today's posts or more Toth or Mystery Comics Digest issues. See also this blog's Toth checklist. - - - - - - - - - - Find Read the rest of this entry »

Jim Starlin Gallery – Marvel bronze age covers

Strange Tales #178 Strange Tales #179 Strange Tales #180 Strange Tales #181 Amazing Adventures #15 Amazing Adventures #16 Amazing Adventures #17 Amazing Adventures #27 Daredevil #107 See today's posts or more Starlin issues. See also this blog's Starlin checklist, Top 10 Starlin comics or more galleries. document.write('\x3Cscript Read the rest of this entry »

Haunted #49 – Steve Ditko cover reprint & reprints

Haunted v1 #49, 1980 - A showcase of Steve Ditko's golden age works, this edition reprints the cover and four stories from Tales of the Mysterious Traveler #4. An additional tale, "The Imperial Double", comes from Tales of the Mysterious Traveler #9. See today's posts or more Ditko or Haunted issues. See also this blog's Ditko checklist. - - - - - - - - - - Find on ebay: >this issue, >more Read the rest of this entry »

Eerie #9 – Joe Kubert art

Eerie v1 #9, 1952 - Determined to ski on the feared northern slopes, a sportsman ignores the tales of a vengeful ghost. Joe Kubert illustrates a horrific story set in a remote area of the Bavarian Alps. Though only three pages long, the artist delivers a story with texture and detail. Kubert's storytelling is efficient despite the page count. Other artists in this issue include E.R. Kinstler, Read the rest of this entry »

World’s Finest Comics #259 – Marshall Rogers, Don Newton art

World's Finest Comics v1 #259, 1979 - When an interstellar policeman pursues his fugitive to Earth, Green Arrow and Hawkman intervene to get the facts. Two different inkers assist penciller Don Newton, but with drastically different results. Don Hunt adds depth and drama, whereas Vince Colletta poorly defines the original drawings. Newton's second story features Captain Marvel and details the Read the rest of this entry »

Bernie Wrightson’s Frankenstein – Bernie Wrightson art & cover

(Bernie Wrightson's) Frankenstein, 1983 - Based on the classic novel by Mary Shelley, this handsome book contains forty-five black and white illustrations by Bernie Wrightson. Each is placed in the same sequence of events as the story. Each page is painstakingly drawn with exceptional detail and line quality, including three awe-inspiring double-page spreads. Wrightson spent years completing Read the rest of this entry »

Savage Sword of Conan #90 – non-attributed Nestor Redondo art

Savage Sword of Conan v1 #90, 1983 - Hired as a mercenary, Conan participates in a castle siege led by King Savarro. A black armored demon warrior, however, stands in their way. Not attributed in comic book guides, Nestor Redondo inks the entire main feature. John Buscema's pencils are tempered with painstaking detail and texture. Redondo does a phenomenal job retaining the excitement of the Read the rest of this entry »

Danger Trail #1 – Alex Toth art

Danger Trail v1 #1, 1950 - Coerced by criminals, a female journalist must shoot a Treasury agent in order to save her own life. Alex Toth displays his keen sense of design in nearly every panel. Each scene is distilled to convey just enough information for the reader to follow. Many panels are heavy with dialogue, making it all the more challenging. Most impressive is the opening panel and its Read the rest of this entry »

Buster Bunny #1 – Frank Frazetta art

Buster Bunny v1 #1, 1949 - Frank Frazetta raises the level of "funny animal" comics to new heights. His illustrations greatly enhance the two text stories inside. Despite their small size, the artist's attention to details and general craftsmanship is impressive. Note the flowers and grass in the interior page shown above. Still, of the two stories, "Davey" holds more visual interest. Other Read the rest of this entry »

Donald Duck #164 – Cark Barks reprint

(Walt Disney's) Donald Duck v1 #164, 1975 - An obscure single-pager by Cark Barks is reprinted here for the first time. The brief story comes from Donald Duck #79. See today's posts or more Barks or Donald Duck issues. See also this blog's Barks checklist. - - - - - - - - - - Find on ebay: >this issue >more Barks issues, >more Donald Duck issues document.write('\x3Cscript type="text/ Read the rest of this entry »