Wednesday, December 26, 2012

I love Ernie Chan's INCREDIBLE HULK!!!

The 70's has always been my absolute favorite era in comics.  The art and stories were polished a bit more than the comics of the earlier decade but taking nothing away from the 60's I was only born in February of 67' so the 70's was the era I grew up in and where all my interest was generated.  Of course the 60's comics are a hairsbreadth away from the 70's as far as my favoritisim goes. I'd trade my right arm for a collection of either.  Because I love comic books.

One particular bit of history revolving around my love of comics is the art and the artists who rendered the comic books with style and flair.  Ernie Chan was one of those men whose work graces the pages of many a comic book I know so well and love.  I'm not really certain of the whole Chua era but I do know Chan is the man's real last name.  Ernie has drawn every super hero under the sun you can name.  Bat-Man , Superman , Conan ,Thor you name it he's drawn it.  One of my favorite runs from any era was Ernie's run on the Incredible HULK.  He drew the HULK so powerful and impressive with a technique and style like only he could deliver.  Ernie passed away but his work will live on and I will forever Marvel at his work and admire him.  He was one of the reasons why I myself picked up a pencil and started to draw.  He will always be an inspiration to me and I will forever love Ernie's are several covers I lifted from various places on the web.  I do own these comics in my was just easier for me to save and post this way.  Enjoy...Man these bring back memories.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


A few years back I sold 2/3 of my comic book collection my BLACK LIGHTNING run went along with the package.  So I looked up the lot on ebay and ordered them to replace my lost collection. 11 comics for 14.99 seemed like a fantastic bargain so I bought them right up.
Back when these comics came out I was around 11 years old and one of my favorite comic book characters was Marvel comics' POWERMAN  I was iimediately drawn to BL because of the costume design it jumps right out at you and this costume goes down in my book as one of the greatest costume designs in comic book history.  The idea he was an exploitation character went right over my head.  I was 11 innocent to things like that...he was just a cool Super Hero.  I can't wait to open that package up and re-read all these comic books one more time and pour over the art and enjoy the stories from a more innocent time in my life.  Wiffle ball in the street , Two hand touch , Riding bikes with Baseball cards int the spokes and COMIC BOOKS...I love comic books.