Thursday, March 27, 2008

Found on eBay: Original Comic Art!

Going to do a rather abbreviated edition of the Original Comic Art this week, as I have my first batch of comics auctions closing very, very soon (the new batch will go up tomorrow night, I believe).

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Don Heck was considered by many in the 1980s and 1990s as being a "hack artist," in the worst sense of that word... in the 80s, I, too, thought his comics work was less than impressive, until I finally got a chance to read the issues of The Avengers he worked on. When paired with the right inker, even his later work would shine, so far as I'm concerned. Above you see, from Detective Comics 481, page 36 of that issue, featuring some nice Heck work on Batgirl!

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Here's one available in a super-size! It's the cover to Charlton's "The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves" #39, by Tom Sutton. Sutton was one of the major talents to come out of Charlton in the 1970s, and it's a pity that he never managed the success that I feel he truly deserved. Probably his biggest post-Charlton success was working on DC's Star Trek comic.

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Next up is another super-sized scan, the cover for Doll Man #3, art by Gill Fox. This wasn't the best artwork of any Doll Man cover, but I still dig it!

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You can also get a super-sized look at the cover for The Durango Kid #20, by Fred Guardineer! This is a pretty nice cover, if you ask me! Too bad there doesn't seem much of a market for reprints of old Western comics these days.

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Eternals #9, page 14... it's Kirby. Do I have to say anything more?

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Likewise for Kirby's cover for Fantasy Masterpieces #4!

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And to wrap up this short edition, here's an all-too-small picture of John Buscema's cover for Fantastic Four #123!

Jon

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