Monday, November 30, 2009

1978 INCREDIBLE HULK Original Cover Art! Marvel!

The original cover art to MARVEL TREASURY EDITION 17, featuring the ever-incredible Hulk! Great art by Bob Budiansky! Click to enlarge!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Avengers Assemble! 1975 Jack Kirby Marching Marvel Original Art!

From the 1975 AVENGERS MARVEL TREASURY EDITION, here is the original art for Jack "King" Kirby's somewhat wonky, but wonderful, back cover illo! Inks by Frank Giacoia?

Click to enlarge!

Super Sunday SPIDER-MAN Seventies Strip! Romita and Lee!

Click to enlarge and enjoy!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

1974 Robin Wonder Bread Trading Card! Lee Elias Art! Batman!

Click to enlarge!


Rare Monkees HEAD Set Pics! 1968!

Here are some teen mag articles detailing the making of the Monkees' odd 1968 feature film, HEAD (or, as it was called in it's early stages, UNTITLED). Below is one of the original ads for the film!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Merry Marvel Marie Severin Appreciation Society!

From the pages of Marvel Comics' FOOM # 4, 1973, here are two little-seen pieces of art by Mirthful Marie Severin!

Click to enlarge and enjoy!

1972 Keds Batman and Superman TV Ad! SuperSneaks!

How many of you remember this ad? It aired around 1972 on kid's TV, and featured Superman and Batman cajoling some poor lone kid on a playground, sweet-talkin' him about his sneakers! Where's mom when ya need her?

From a 70s issue of MONSTER TIMES, this is the "storyboard" of the ad, which is nowhere to be found on YouTube or anywhere else!

BONUS! Glance below to view an actual '72 point-of-purchase "Super Sneaks" store display!

Thanks to fan David Stewart for the above image!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

1975! I Brake for MARVEL SUPERHEROES Bumper Sticker! FOOM!

One of the rarest pieces of Marvel Comics merchandise! The 1975 Marvel Superheroes bumper sticker! Seen here in all it's one-color glory!

Print, paste, and proceed, true believer!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Unpublished 1976 Neal Adams SUPERMAN Tale! DC Comics!

From the rare 1976 DC COMICS SUPER DC CON '76 program book! A never-published Neal Adams penciled Superman anti-pollution tale! Click images to enlarge!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

1987 Henry Diltz Monkees Article!

Here is a rare mid-80s article about Henry Diltz, famed rock photographer. Henry has been the "on-set" photog for such groups as The Monkees(see alternate TV GUIDE cover pic below), the Doors, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and so many more from then 'till now.

Albert Bigley vs Sons of the Tiger! 70s Kung-Fu Craze Marvel Madness!

Here is my one attempt to cash in on the mid-70s Kung Fu craze. I lifted this image from the Sal Buscema-drawn cover of MARVEL TEAM-UP 40, spotlighting the tepid Sons of the Tiger in blazing battle action.

I recall taking this to school in Jersey, in the 5th grade, and trying to get 25 cents for it!

No takers. Can you imagine?

Monday, November 16, 2009

1973 Albert Bigley AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Cover Artwork! Intense!

Here is my 4th grade attempt to depict a cover of a SPIDER-MAN comic book from the day. Seemed like Spidey was always spouting off about his current situation, as a way of filling in readers and bringing them up to date.

Boy, I really thought I could handle foreshortening on figures, huh? The "Marvel way," indeed!

I love how I only give the barest amount of background info here, to let ya know Spidey is freeing himself from a sawmill trap.

Gotta find him "before he kills himself?!" Intense.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Fantastic BATMOBILE Custom Site! Batman!

Take a look at this Batmobile fan site!  Absolutely wonderful custom Batmobile kits, representing the car through it's 50+ year history, all carefully photographed and displayed in full detail! Lots of great work!

You'll see not only tons of custom Batman jobs, but show rods, detroit kits, TV cars, and so much more! Be sure to also check out his "Batmobile History" site!

Sunday SPIDER-MAN Strips! 1978 Newspaper Comic Strips! Romita!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

John Romita Sr.! MY LOVE Cover Rough! Marvel Comics!

Here is another staggeringly gorgeous cover pencil rough by one of the early SPIDER-MAN artists, John Romita, Sr.!  This was done for one of Marvel's early 70s romance titles, before superheroes came to dominate all. JRSR is also seen here in a recent convention pic at the right.

Friday, November 13, 2009

More Monkees Madness! Oddball 60s Pics!

  Some rare 1967 pics of the Monkees, from concerts, recording sessions, LP cover shoots, etc...