Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Basil Wolverton's 'The Eye of Doom!'

In honor of Halloween let's look at one of comicdom's master of the macabre - Basil Wolverton!

Friday, October 25, 2013

"Glenn Ganges in Mind and Body" by Kevin Huizenga

Kevin Huizenga (HIGH zing gah) has made a name for himself in the world of alt comics in the last decade. His big claim to fame is his main protagonist and everyman, Glenn Ganges. Glenn is a normal guy who has little problems like everyone else. He has insomnia; He has an infestation of starlings around his house; He receives mail about missing children; He's a normal dude. Kevin Huizenga uses him to talk about issues that are on his mind or put him in stories that interest him.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Bill Sienkiewicz' "Kull The Conqueror"

Bill Sienkiewicz made a name for himself in the early 80's as a very good Neal Adams imitator on Moon Knight. While there he dazzled people with his artistic chops churning out some breathtaking covers and interiors. He was so good at doing covers that after this stint he floated around a bit doing just covers of almost every other comic Marvel put out. During this time between Moon Knight and his next big gig on The New Mutants, he managed an 11 page story in 1984's Kull The Conqueror #4. This is my favorite time of Bill Sienkiewicz career. He was just flowering, creating his own unique style. You can still see some of Neal's influence in some of his faces and figures,

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Marvel Comics #1, Oct. 1939, the second most influential comic in history

Marvel Comics #1, the 70th anniversary addition reprinting the classic comic with slick new painted cover and computer colored interior.
Action Comics #1 with it’s first appearance of the hugely popular character of Superman can be considered the most significant comic ever published for having started the whole superhero fad that is still going on today and popularizing the medium of comic books as a whole.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Alan Moore's Cobweb in "Doll-O-Vision"

I feel like every other post on The Great Comic Book Heroes is on an Alan Moore comic. I don't mean to favor him, it's just that I find his work so inspiring. For example I was reminded of Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie's character Cobweb the other day. She is a typical 40's style cheese cake superheroine. She doesn't have any real superpowers but what she does have is a see through costume and no undies. Perfect to make a 13 year old boy's mind go wild with lustful thoughts.