Sunday, May 29, 2011

Superman and John Byrne.

Every one remembers the great cover to FF 249 right? Well a popular thing with John Byrne has always been to use the same composition but in a different locale. He did a reinterpretation of FF 249 on the cover of SUPERMAN number 8 only the trounced FF were now replaced by the trounced LEGION and GLADIATOR was now replaced by Superman. BUT!!! I guess he did it for posterity or perhaps as a commission he did another reinterpretation of the famous cover only this time with SUPE'S trouncing the FF. John Byrne does beautiful work and I really loved that whole FF storyline. I also really loved BYRNES run on SUPERMAN! Making for some of my favorite comics and my favorite covers!!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Evel Knievel # 1

This comic book came with the toy. You had to buy the whole stunt cycle set in order to get the comic. Whenever I got the set there was no comic..DAMN! But I always managed to somehow get what I wanted. A friend of mine in Elementary/Grammar school gave me his. He was not as big into comics as I nor was he as big an Evel fan...nor a big fan of Action figures. So I benefitted by his giving me the comic book. I loved that book and read it until it fell apart. Oh sure over the years I got another one and in fact buy more if I run across them. They are usually pretty cheap...5 bucks 10 bucks nothing too bad.

I also loved the ads on the back of the regular comic books available at newstands. There were about 6 in all but...these two seen here along with the comic book are my favorites

Sunday, May 15, 2011

E-man by the great Joe Staton

Art by Nicola Cuti and Joe Staton.

Clip from the KILLJOY back up in E-Man #2 by Steve Ditko

I found this one day on the rack at that little card store I mention a few times here on the blog. Brought it home and read it several times through. I must have been 7 or 8 but I was compelled. It was a first issue and it said collectors item on it. I made sure to hunt out and search out the following issues. The second issue was awesome too it had a little story in the back by Steve Ditko about a character named KILLJOY. He was a little DAREDEVIL and a Little SPIDERMAN but it certainly was all DITKO baby! Those are some great CHARLTON memories...with many more in the works.

Ghostly tales...

I had this one as a to try and find it again. The scuba diver and the underwater atmosphere combined with the element of the ghost. It used to creep me out as a kid but I could not stop looking at it.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Timothy Truman's " SCOUT "

Somewhere in the editorial section of these comics put out by Eclipse comics throughout the Mid 80's there was mention of the Joe Kubert school..that's what got me going and made me decide Comic art is what I wanted to persue as a career. Now while that did not work out...along with a bazillion other things in my life...I still love comics and I still love LIFE!

#19 contained a little 45 record by Tim's band and I believe the song was called RATTLESNAKE SHAKE...if I remember correctly. Great stuff Tim is a great artist on two different fronts Music and comics. As Indie comics go...these were the best in the HISTORY of Indie comics.