Saturday, April 23, 2011

My Favorite SWAMP THING covers

Batmans appearance in tis issue Solidified Swampy's rep in DC comics..the story was a great one with the dog and the overcoat and the suspense. Just a great story. The cover below for number 9 casts an iconic image as SWAMPS rises from the muck and mire ready to battle evil!

These stories drawn by Tom Yeates where Swampers meets up with Vampires and angry town folk brings us back to the days of yore when Frankenstein was chased by villagers carrying pitch forks and torches. I never missed an issue.
I love this one where he's fighting off a horde of Vampires.

This issue below was one of those comics I got from my folks when I was in the Hospital and I was astounded by Nestor Redondo's art here. I loved how he drew the big Moss powerful and lumpy...
The color scheme really captured my attention...I always loved blue covers...they're Bluetiful.

You really can't go wrong when ya add a big dino to the mix. In the cover below Swamp Thing gets walloped by THRUDVANG and even further down you can't even take a bath these days without some big Gator trying to eat you.

Bernie Wrightson really freaking knows his stuff man...this cover is CREEEEE...PEEEE!

AND YOU KNOW AS WELL AS I DO..just the idea of mindless robot dogs that just want to shred you alive is a scary thought.

Tom Yeates really has a unique style...he can do beautiful , exciting , suspenseful and tragic all in one amazing drawing. I also love the way he draws ladies. Check out this babe in the yellow.

The Swamp Thing...possibly one of the greatest comic book creations ever. One of the most under rated and one of the characters that has had great success as well. When Bernie Wrightson first drew the character and did the art for the series first volumes he literally blew the roof off the comics industry. His run is one of the classics and is timeless indeed. As time went on Nestor Redondo took over the series and some of my favorite stories were produced during that time and the art to say the least was fantastic. THEN..DC renewed the character and brought him back with EERIE and Macabre stories drawn by Tom Yeates whose work reflected that of Wrightson's. ( Gonna do SWAMPY you gotta have the right guy. ) But...the character evolved still.

John Tottleban and his run raised the stakes on big green and mossie through the stratosphere and once again returned him to an even CREEPIER and more SUPERNATURAL level. These covers do not represent ALL my favorite SWAMP THING covers....because he's one of my favorites. These are more like hilights.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Will Eisner's THE SPIRIT...

One can talk about Will Eisner's work for hours. Not a lot that is bad can be said about the man as he is a masterful story teller and the art of continuity has been broken down into a science by the man. He has done several stories where there are absolutely no word balloons or captions or even eminata sound effects at all. Here in the examples below are images of issues that I have in my collection. These images are not my scans as I lifted them from the web and off ebay. But I do own these comics. I have the entire WARREN magazine run and the two HARVEY THRILLERS issues and I have several KITCHEN SINK issues and all the archives to date put out by DC comics reprinting so far anything WILL EISNER ever published. I can go on and on about how great he is for days. I can even talk about my favorite stories too. But I want you to see MY FAVORITE SPIRIT COVERS. feel free to peruse and comments are welcome.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

UNCLE SAM , Super guy.

I never had this issue but I do have a poster of this cover safely stowed away for posterity. :) I don't have either of these issues either...but I love the cover on # day , one day.
I used to collect Crossgen comics and have almost the entire library and this WEIRD homage to Flaggs famous wartime intriguing. EERIE...but intriguing.
OK...I have this one...
and this one.....
This is the one I mentioned in the text posted below. Yes I have this one.
DC comics presents was a great series. They should bring it back.
This is the cover for an old magazine from the 1940's..the title speaks for itself. It is probably the reason they always had UNCLE SAM rolling up his sleeves ready to kick some major ass.

" When I was a wee bit younger I came across an issue of the Justice League of America and saw on the cover the JLA facing off against a bunch of Unknown heroes to me at the time and I was..enthralled. I soon discovered that UNCLE SAM was a comic book character as well as the actual official Macot of the USA. So I became more familiar with him and found that DC was publishing comic books in the 1970's ( The Freedom Fighters ) I have the JLA's and the FF's but the other ones....I searched the web for some of my favorite images of Ol' Sam. I hope you enjoy them."