“The Cartoonist’s Calamity” from Venus no.15


“The Catoonist’s Calamity” by Bill Everett from Venus no.15 from pre-Marvel Timely. This Golden Age classic of an artist’s fevered dream showcases Everett’s imagination and rendering skills. Timely’s Venus is one of the more unusual titles in comic history, evolving through each wave of comic fads from Teenage humor to sci-fi, from romance to horror. … Read More “The Cartoonist’s Calamity” from Venus no.15

Startling Stories Later Era Pulp Covers


Startling Stories pulp magazines by Thrilling Publications had amazing covers throughout its run, but possibly the best covers were near the end of the title’s history. Here are three red banner cover designs from the mid-fifties and one white banner design from the underrated Alex Schomburg. Walter Popp Ed Emshwiller These two pieces signed  by… Read More Startling Stories Later Era Pulp Covers

Journey into Mystery Volume 2: Atlas Era Marvel Masterworks


Classic Pre-code Horror from pre-Marvel Atlas Comics Journey into Mystery Volume 2 collects #11-20 of Journey into Mystery from the pre-code Atlas Era (pre-Marvel) cover dates from August 1953 to December 1954. What a great collection of artists in this edition: Russ Heath, Bill Everett, Pablo Ferro, George Tuska, Paul Reinman, John Forte, Harry Anderson,… Read More Journey into Mystery Volume 2: Atlas Era Marvel Masterworks

Strange Tales Volume 2: Atlas Era Marvel Masterworks


Underrated Pre-code Horror from Atlas Era Strange Tales Volume Two collects Strange Tales 11-20 from the Atlas Era, cover dates October 1952-July 1953. Includes a fantastic 6-page introduction by Dr. Michael J Vassallo. Each issue includes 4 or 5 stories from some of the best artists in the business during the atomic age. I’ll give… Read More Strange Tales Volume 2: Atlas Era Marvel Masterworks

Monstrous Mondays: Journey into Mystery Atlas Era Volume 1


Marvel Masterworks Atlas Era Journey into Mystery Volume 1 gets five stars from me for being a pre-code horror treasure chest of great art from Atlas Comics, the company that would some day become Marvel Comics. Several of the artists in this volume would have significant impact on the Silver Age of Super-heroes at Marvel… Read More Monstrous Mondays: Journey into Mystery Atlas Era Volume 1

Tuesdays from Tomorrow: Weird Science Volume 4 is a throwback sci-fi classic


This has the best science fiction material yet for EC Archives. In this collection, five stories adapted from Ray Bradbury stories and one from Harlan Ellison. The rest of the writing is credited to Al Feldstein. This collection contains Weird Science 19-22 and Weird Science-Fantasy 23-24. House ads, letters pages and text stories from the… Read More Tuesdays from Tomorrow: Weird Science Volume 4 is a throwback sci-fi classic