Sunday, April 19, 2015

Out of This World v2 #9 - Steve Ditko art


Out of This World v2 #9, 1958 - Steve Ditko draws two stories of varying lengths. In "Manana", a visit by gypsies turns a man's life around. Simply drawn and only two pages, it pales compared to "Journey's End", chronicling the robotic takeover of a distant planet. Ditko's illustrations on his second tale show more effort and inventiveness. Other artists in this issue include Sal Trapani and Gene Colan. This is number 7 of 11 Out of This World issues with Ditko art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Ditko or Out of This World issues. See also this blog's Steve Ditko checklist.
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"Journey's End" Ditko story pencils and inks 5 pages = ***
"Manana" Ditko story pencils and inks 2 pages = **

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Mike Ploog Gallery - Man-Thing issues

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Man-Thing #5
Man-Thing #6
Man-Thing #7
Man-Thing #8
Man-Thing #9
Man-Thing #10
Man-Thing #11
Giant-size Man-Thing #1


































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Savage Sword of Conan #44 - Marshall Rogers art


Savage Sword of Conan v1 #44, 1979 - An embattled Conan fends off winged demons while supporting a scantily clad female. While not an uncommon theme, Marshall Rogers does fine a job with the drawing and composition. Lines of perspective are added to increase depth in an otherwise flat background. As far as I know, this is Rogers' only rendition of the character. Other artists in this issue include Bob Larkin, Sal Buscema and Tony DeZuniga. This is number 1 of 1 Savage Sword of Conan issues with Rogers art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Rogers or Savage Sword of Conan issues. See also this blog's Rogers checklist or Top 10 Rogers comics.
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Rogers pin-up pencils and inks (black and white) 1 pages (black and white) = ***
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Friday, April 17, 2015

Weird Fantasy v2 #19 - Al Williamson art

Weird Fantasy v2 #19, 1953 - In the distant future, a spaceman heads off to war in a spaceship equipped with an advanced electronic brain. Despite the small panels and abundant dialogue, Al Williamson's efforts are admirable. His painterly style infuses the tale with movement and spontaneity. The first two pages are particularly good, firmly establishing the setting and characters. Other artists in this issue include Will Elder, Jack Kamen, Joe Orlando and John Severin. This is number 6 of 8 Weird Fantasy issues with Williamson art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Williamson or Weird Fantasy issues. See also this blog's Williamson checklist.
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"Brain-Child" Williamson story pencils and inks 6 pages = ***
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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Mystery In Space #6 - mis-attributed Alex Toth art

Mystery In Space v1 #6, 1951 - Despite what some comic book price guides say, there is no Alex Toth artwork inside. The artists in this issue include Win Mortimer, Carmine Infantino, Bernard Sachs, Joe Giella and John Giunta. See today's posts or more Toth or Mystery in Space issues. See also this blog's Toth checklist.
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Donald Duck Adventures #3 - Carl Barks reprint & cover reprint

Donald Duck Adventures v1 #3, 1988 - A reprint of "Lost in the Andes" from Four Color Comics v2 #223 resides in this issue. It's a passable alternative to the original in my opinion. See today's posts or more Barks or Donald Duck Adventures issues. See also this blog's Carl Barks checklist.
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