Saturday, October 10, 2009
Halloween Countdown: Original Horror Comic Art!
Time for another look at some original comic art from horror and monster comics!
First up is John Severin's cover for Alarming Tales #5! Looks to have a bit of a Wally Wood influence, doesn't it?
The seller of this Jack Kirby page claimed it was from an issue of Alarming Tales, but it says "Unearthly" on the art itself... anyone know for sure where it came from?
Well, perhaps he wasn't a monster per se, but It! The Living Colossus certainly fits in the mold of other giant creatures! Here's page 1 from Astonishing Tales #22, by Dick Ayers!
Here's Warren Kremer's very moody cover for Black Cat Mystery #37!
From issue #40, here's Joe Simon's cover!
Jack Kirby's cover to issue #57 looks like it inspired a later DC sci-fi comics cover, eh?
Kirby also did the cover to the slightly-retitled #59!
The seller of the cover for Black Cat #60 claimed it was by Kirby, and the GCD agrees, adding it's Joe Simon inks... so who am I to judge?
Next, we have a page from Black Magic #12, by Mort Meskin, showing a very strong Simon-Kirby influence!
Here's an unpublished Kirby cover for Black Magic!
Next up, it's the painted cover to Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery #18, by George Wilson!
And here's the cover to Chamber of Chills #7, by Al Avison!
Issue #11's cover, by Lee Elias!
Elias also did issue #14's cover!
Here's an unknown page from Chamber of Chills #10, by Rudy Palais!
And here's Elias' cover for that same issue!
Issue #17's cover, also Elias!
More Chamber of Chills to start us off next time!