Time once again to look at some original comic art pages that have been offered for sale sometime in the past year or so! Most of these pieces can be viewed in a larger size -- simply click on the photo, and a Flickr page will load. Clicking "All Sizes" should give you some viewing options (although apparently you may need a free Flickr account to have access to this)!
On to the art! Here's a combination you don't see often... Gil Kane pencils and Wally Wood inks on page 3 from Teen Titans #19!
Next, it's page 8 from Thor #128... do I have to tell you who did the pencils on this one?
I don't suppose I have to spell out who did the cover for Thor #149 either, do I?
Hint: It's the same artist who did page 2 from Thor 154, as seen here! (Yeah, I know, you guys all know it's Kirby, don't you?)
Next, it's page 15 from Thor #164, by the King!
Next, here's page 15 from Thor #213, by John Buscema, inked by Don Perlin!
Net, page 31 from Thor #226, by John Buscema!
Page 6 from Thor #238, Buscema again!
That's it for Thor... here's page 58 from THUNDER Agents #16, by Wood (or at least, Wood inks)!
Here's a half-page from Tomahawk #123, page 6 by Frank Thorne!
And here's a teaser for the next installment... page 1 from Tales of Suspense #15, by Don Heck!
At last, an application on Facebook I can really get into! Thanks to fellow blogger Jamdin of Moongem Comics, I learned that one of the applications on Facebook is Superhero Alliance, which lets you create a superhero from a list of basic types, and fight the forces of evil (and sometimes, other superheroes)! You earn experience points by going on missions and the like.
If you join Facebook, or if you're already on Facebook, why not become my Facebook friend (you can find me by searching for Jon B Knutson), and if you create a Superhero in the Superhero Alliance game, request that I be added to your alliance once we're friends there (or send me a message when sending the friend request, and I'll initiate the alliance myself)! The more heroes you have in your alliance, the better the missions you can go on!
Heck, I'm enjoying it much more than Mousehunt, which I've been playing for a few months now!
Band From TV is a band made up of television actors - half the band seems to be from Heroes (Greg Grunberg aka Matt Parkman and Adrian Pasdar aka Nathan Petrelli) and House (Hugh Laurie aka House and Jesse Spencer aka Chase) - that supports worthwhile charities. Also noteworthy in the band (to me, anyway) is former Lois Lane Teri Hatcher! Here's the official band website (which I learned about from TV Squad).
Go to their Videos page and check out the January 19, 2009 appearance from the Tonight Show, as they perform "Will It Go Around In Circles" -- these guys are good!
Time for a new book, and this one will only be in two parts, I think! It's He-Man and the Masters of the Universe in "The Sword of Skeletor"! In case you don't want to do the clicky thing to get a larger view, I'll provide a running summary. He-Man's leading the Masters to Point Dread, where Skeletor's demons are attacking!
The battle is won, but suddenly a watery hand pulls He-Man under, where Mer-Man steals the Power Sword!
He-Man escapes from the tangleweeds that had held him, and Mer-Man delivers the sword to Skeletor.
Joining He-Man's sword to his own, Skeletor uses the reunited sword to open Castle Grayskull!
Yikes! Not sure what happened with my scan here! Anyway,the Masters reach Greyskull, but feel there's no hope... but someone else says it's never hopeless!
And I just now realized that my copy of this book is missing the centerspread, so I can only assume that the Sorceress appears to give He-Man hope, and to show him a secret way into the castle... and we'll see what happens after that next time!
This time around, it's another of my gimmick articles from when I was a Navy journalist. I was covering the visit to Canada, so I figured I should write it as if it were written by Bob & Doug MacKenzie from SCTV!
This installment starts with two short articles on Barry Atwater, who passed away on May 24, 1978. His role as the vampire in "The Night Stalker" (the first pilot for the Kolchak: The Night Stalker tv series) gets most of the coverage here.
And the rest of this installment features an article on Vampire Jokes, with a challenge to the readers to come up with their own!
I can only imagine that Forry Ackerman and the staff of FM were sitting around the offices of FM one night, and they started coming up with these vampire jokes... and someone kept track of all of them!
Here's an example of the jokes... What do they call a swashbuckling bloodsucker? A vam-pirate.
Fortunately (if you're not into vampire jokes), there were plenty of vintage photos from genre movies scattered throughout this article!
And here's the end of that article... if you really want to read these for yourself, you should be able to click the scans above for larger viewing options (look for "All Sizes" above the picture when the Flickr page opens).
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