Tag Barry Windsor-Smith

Cannonball !!!!!

Making a Splash has been a great exercise, it was fun and I learned a lot. I’d say the biggest surprise for me was the sheer power of Jack Kirby, I mean I knew it already but I just didn’t…

Week 40: Seeing Both Sides

I’m back at mining the eBay pile in my office for this week’s post. I leafed through the first two books and quickly saw a chance to feature a week full of double-page splash pages, I did a post like…

Week 32: The Lockdown

I can’t repeat myself enough, Jack Kirby is a beast, an absolute menace, the man’s imagination was infinite, from Kamandi #16, April 1974. My pal Trace from Eclipse Paper out in Winnipeg sent me in this Gil Kane two page…

Week 18: Throw me a Bone

Bone was one of the best comics I’ve ever read, I highly recommend it for all ages. Jeff Smith amazes with this page below using that lightning strike to great effect. One Smith deserves another, Barry Windsor-Smith does stellar work…

Undervalued Spotlight #461

Marvel Premiere #3, Marvel Comics, July 1972. Someone was talking the other day of a strong sales result of a nice copy of Strange Tales #110, the book that features the first appearance of Doctor Strange. I’ve noticed the book…

Covered 365: Day 232

Batman #232, DC Comics, June 1971. Artist: Neal Adams. Day 232 is a banner day !! Who said things were going to dry up?! The obvious pick for Day 232 is, of course, Batman #232, that cover that you can…

Covered 365: Day 217

House of Mystery #217, DC Comics, September 1973. Artist: Bernie Wrightson. Man the cover to House of Mystery #217 is so Wrightson and for me, that’s a good thing. What strikes me about Barry Windsor Smith’s Daredevil #217 cover is…

Covered 365: Day 205

Four Color #205, Eastern Color, December 1948. Artist: Morris Gollub. I’ve never been more afraid to pick a cover! To be true to the project I had to go with the best cover and that is Morris Gollub’s exquisite rendering…

Covered 365: Day 198

Worlds Finest #198, DC Comics, November 1970. Artist: Kurt Swan. World’s Finest #198 is the cover I’d want to look at the longest today and thus it takes top prize for Day #198. Nice to see Kurt Swan get the…

Web Arted #349

A gathering of wonderful art spotted by yours truly these last few days: Dillin, Greene, Heck, Ayers, Buscema, Windsor-Smith, Gan, Kane, Chan.

Web Arted #345

A gathering of wonderful art spotted by yours truly these last few days: Manning, Mandrake, Heck, Adkins, Windsor-Smith, Ayers, Cardy.

Web Arted #283

A gathering of wonderful art spotted by yours truly these last few days: Kirby, Royer, Buscema, Roussos, Raymond, Windsor-Smith, Steranko.

Web Arted #282

A gathering of wonderful art spotted by yours truly these last few days: Roth, Tartaglione, Manning, Spicer, Heck, Giacoia, Windsor-Smith, Romita Jr., Williamson

Web Arted #278

A gathering of wonderful art spotted by yours truly these last few days: Darrow, Raymond, Kirby, Royer, Manning, Windsor-Smith.

Undervalued Spotlight #348

Marvel Comics Presents #72, Marvel Comics, March 1991. I was talking comics with a pal of mine and somehow we got on the topic of books the market is ignoring. We’re both opinionated which can sometimes make for difficult conversation.…

Web Arted Apr 22nd

A gathering of wonderful art spotted by yours truly these last few days: Frazetta, Kirby, Stone, Sienkiewicz, Windsor-Smith, Buscema, Ayers, Sinnott.

Overvalued Overstreet | Conan #3

I guess I’ll stick with picking books from some of my favorite runs of comics and tackle Barry Windsor-Smith’s terrific run in Conan #1-24, focusing on one culprit in particular the “low distribution” issue #3. In the late seventies and…

#33 | Marvel Premiere 1-61

In the early seventies, Marvel comics created a group of try out titles that featured new and sometimes old characters they wanted to showcase (great name for a try out book) to see if there was sufficient interest in the…

Web Arted Jan 22nd

A gathering of wonderful art spotted by yours truly these last few days: Kirby, McWilliams, Windsor-Smith, Bialy, Ayers, Roth, Manning.