Friday, July 31, 2009

WAR COMICS
49 issues ~ Dec/1950-Sept/1957
One of the Atlas titles that transitioned from pre-code to code
Not as eloquent as Kurtzman's EC war titles but the pre-code
Atlas war titles are the grittiest comics ever produced!
They remind me of Sam Fuller's two 1951 war films
Steel Helmet and Fixed Bayonets...and vice versa
~ some covers and stories ~

#8 ~ Feb/1952

Art by Russ Heath

#10 ~ June/ 1952
Cover art by Russ Heath

Art by Robert Q. Sale

#12 ~ Oct/1952

Art by Joe Sinnott

#14 ~ Dec/1952

Art by Joe Maneely

#16 ~ Feb/1953
Cover art by Russ Heath

Art by Russ Heath

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Edward Julius Detmold
1883 ~ 1957

The Jungle Book
Published by Macmillan & Co ~ 1903

5 of the color plates


This illustration is by his twin brother Charles Maurice Detmold

Arabian Nights
Published by Hodder & Stoughton ~ 1922

a batch of the color plates

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Ellie Frazetta

We just learned of the passing yesterday of Ellie Frazetta
Sincere condolences to the Frazetta family!