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Montrose Company Lucky Skull Ring, 1950s - Glow in the dark ring, made from genuine eternium (whatever the heck that is). Targeted toward teens, this ring claims to "make you the envy of your friends". Produced by Montrose Company. Published in True Crime Comics #1. - - - - - - - - - - Home / Ads [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Ted Ignacio, Montrose Company Lucky Skull Ring, Montrose Company Published in True Crime Comics


Strange Adventures #205 - 1st Deadman (key)

Strange Adventures #205 Strange Adventures v1 #205, 1967 - Shot by a sniper, aerialist Boston Brand falls to his death during a circus performance. Incredibly, he's given a second chance by the deity Rama Kushna. Deadman, making his key first appearance, searches for his killer as a wraith with the ability to possess the living. In addition to his origin, this DC silver age horror comic [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Horror, Dc, Keys, Superhero, 1960s, Ted Ignacio, First appearances, Boston Brand, Rama Kushna Deadman, First origins


X-O Man O War #2 - Barry Windsor Smith cover

Barry Windsor Smith X-O Man O War v1 #2, 1992 - On this curious Barry Smith cover, Aric prevails over his spider alien foes over at Orb Industries. As the scene of a battle's aftermath, the image surprisingly works better than I expected. Probably due to Smith's superior storytelling skills. Other artists in this modern age superhero comic include Sam Velluto. This is number 2 of 4 X-O Man O [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Smith, Superhero, 1990s, Barry Smith, Ted Ignacio, Valiant, Barry Windsor Smith, Aric, Orb Industries, Sam Velluto


Witzend #2 - Wally Wood art & cover, Frank Frazetta, Al Williamson art

Wally Wood Witzend v1 #2, 1967 - Both Frank Frazetta and Al Williamson make small, less significant contributions to this issue. More impactful is Wally Wood's odd but compelling cover and his second Animan chapter. Captured and put on display, this half-man, half-beast is drawn with the same skillfulness and gusto as the previous issue. Gray Morrow does an especially fine job with the opening [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Frank Frazetta, Ted Ignacio, Al Williamson, Wally Wood, Gray Morrow, Frank Frazetta Al Williamson, Wally Wood Witzend


Strange Adventures #205 - 1st Deadman

Strange Adventures #205 Strange Adventures v1 #205, 1967 - Shot by a sniper, aerialist Boston Brand falls to his death during a circus performance. Incredibly, he's given a second chance by the deity Rama Kushna. Deadman, making his key first appearance, searches for his killer as a wraith with the ability to possess the living. In addition to his origin, this DC silver age horror comic begins [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Ted Ignacio, Boston Brand, Rama Kushna Deadman


X-O Man O War #2 - Barry Windsor Smith art

Barry Windsor Smith X-O Man O War v1 #2, 1992 - On this curious Barry Smith cover, Aric prevails over his spider alien foes over at Orb Industries. As the scene of a battle's aftermath, the image surprisingly works better than I expected. Probably due to Smith's superior storytelling skills. Other artists in this modern age superhero comic include Sam Velluto. This is number 2 of 4 X-O Man O [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Smith, Barry Smith, Ted Ignacio, Barry Windsor Smith, Aric, Orb Industries, Sam Velluto


Teen-age Romances #6 - Matt Baker art

Teen-age Romances #6 Teen-age Romances v1 #6, 1949 - A young actress jeopardizes her part by going home to care for her sick mother. Matt Baker's first tale is clearly told and ably drawn with minimal fuss. His second story is a tad better, about a girl eager to find someone by dating several boys of varied reputations. Baker skillfully designs each panel despite the abundance of dialogue. [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Baker, Matt Baker, Ted Ignacio


Marshall Rogers original art - Scorpio Rose #1 cover

Original cover to Scorpio Rose #1, 1980s Marshall Rogers - - - - - - - - - - Home / Original art / Rogers original art ebay  >Rogers original art [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Rogers, Ted Ignacio, Marshall Rogers, Scorpio Rose, Marshall Rogers Home Original


Nova #1 - 1st appearance (key)

Nova #1 Nova v1 #1, 1976 - Richard Ryder is a self-proclaimed loser in high school: bad at sports, bad at academics and very few friends. That all changes when he receives super powers from a high orbiting spaceship. Making his key first appearance as Nova, he vows to avenge the death of billions on an alien planet. This Marvel bronze age superhero origin was written by Marv Wolfman and drawn [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Richard Ryder, Ted Ignacio, Marv Wolfman


Who Is Next? - comic series checklist

  Who Is Next? v1 Standard 1953 5 - Alex Toth art - - - - - - - - - - Home / A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Series, Ted Ignacio, Alex Toth


X-Factor #15 - Walt Simonson art & cover

Walt Simonson X-Factor v1 #15, 1987 - To his horror, doctors surgically remove the Angel's wings to save his life. Simple in design but clever in concept, Walt Simonson's cover gets the idea across. Certain interior pages seem imprecisely drawn and lack detail. Compared to Simonson's other work on the series, this is one of his slightly lesser efforts. This copper age superhero comic was [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Simonson, Ted Ignacio, Walt Simonson


Detective Comics #519 - Don Newton art

Detective Comics #519 Detective Comics v1 #519, 1982 - When Colonel Blimp (yes, that's his name and no, he's not overweight) threatens Washington DC, the Batman intervenes to stop him. Don Newton uses noticeably bigger and fewer panels in the layouts. Full page splash at the start is followed by a double page spread, then followed by an explosive Hindenburg-type scene (see interior page below) [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Washington Dc, Batman, Hindenburg, Ted Ignacio, Don Newton, Detective Comics 519 Detective Comics


Eerie v3 #93 - Alex Nino art

Eerie v3 #93 Eerie v3 #93, 1978 - In the latest Abelmar Jones adventure, sneaking into an apartment in Harlem results in an alien encounter of the worst kind. Alex Nino's style easily blends humor and horror within the same story. As usual, his layouts are complex but maintain a visual reading path throughout the pages. Panels overlap or disappear altogether, emphasizing the overall page [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Harlem, Ted Ignacio, Alex Nino, Abelmar Jones


Flash Comics #1 - 1st golden age Flash, Hawkman (key)

Flash Comics #1 Flash Comics v1 #1, 1940 - The golden age Flash, golden age Hawkman and Johnny Thunder make their key first appearances in this debut issue. An accident befalls an unremarkable college student named Jay Garrick, dousing him in chemicals that would make him the fastest man alive. In a separate tale, antiquities collector Carter Hall finds out he's a reincarnated Egyptian prince. [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Ted Ignacio, Hawkman, Jay Garrick, Johnny Thunder, Flash Comics, Carter Hall


Tarzan #85 - Russ Manning art

Tarzan #85 Tarzan v1 #85, 1956 - Upon her father's death, Zulena becomes queen of the Tulengus. Natongao foils a second assassination attempt against her. Russ Manning's drawings seem weaker than usual. The inking fails to add depth and lacks contrast. Other artists in this Dell golden age adventure comic include Jessie Marsh. This is number 46 of 133 Tarzan issues with Manning art and/or [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Dell, Manning, Russ Manning, Ted Ignacio, Zulena, Jessie Marsh, Tulengus Natongao


Diary Secrets #10 - Matt Baker cover & reprint

Matt Baker Diary Secrets v1 #10, 1952 - Reprinting several stories from Teen-Age Romances #1, Matt Baker's "They Called Me a Wayward Girl" stands out from the pack. The artist also provides a brand new cover, featuring a girl secretly vying for the same suitor. Baker does a gorgeous job with the rendition while inserting vignettes from other stories. Note the symbolism of the curtain, [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Baker, Matt Baker, Ted Ignacio, Teen Age Romances


Joe Palooka Comics #5 - Jack Kirby art

Joe Palooka Comics #5 Joe Palooka Comics v1 #5, 1946 - Following their short-lived series earlier in the year, the Boy Explorers appear in a short back-up feature. Created by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon, the group of young adventures head for the moon to mediate between two alien factions. Nicely detailed and creatively laid out, the illustrations meet same standards as other Simon & Kirby works [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Jack Kirby, Joe Simon, Ted Ignacio, Simon Kirby, Joe Palooka Comics


Brave and the Bold #2 - Joe Kubert art

Brave and the Bold #2 Brave and the Bold v1 #2, 1955 - Unmanned ships mysteriously sail into the harbor, while the Viking Prince investigates the possibility of a trick or future attack. Joe Kubert struggles with the character, trying to find his own unique interpretation. Some pages are finely detailed, suh as the opening splash and the interior page below. Other scenes are lacking in [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Ted Ignacio, Joe Kubert


Wild Boy of the Congo - comic series checklist

Wild Boy v1 Ziff-Davis 1951-51 10 (#1) 11 (#2) 12 (#3) 4-8 - - - - - - - - - - Wild Boy of the Congo v2 St. John 1951-53 9-11 12 - Matt Baker cover 13 - Matt Baker cover 14 - Matt Baker cover 15 - Matt Baker cover - - - - - - - - - - Home / A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Congo, Series, Matt Baker, 111, Ziff Davis, Ted Ignacio


Ad - Do You Need Extra Money?

Cheerful greeting cards Do You Need Extra Money? 1950s - For budding entrepreneurs, Cheerful Card company offers greeting cards and gift wrap to sell to friends and neighbors. Looks like a variety of designs, but none are holiday, birthday or event-themed as far as I can tell. As they say: "it costs nothing to try". Published in Lorna, the Jungle Girl #18. - - - - - - - - - - Home / Ads [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Ads, 1950s, Lorna, Ted Ignacio


Lone Wolf and Cub #8 - Frank Miller cover

Frank Miller Lone Wolf and Cub v1 #8, 1987 - Mounted on a majestic horse, the title characters seems not quite in control of the situation. Frank Miller combines action and humor in this monotone, yet vivid cover. Other artists in this issue include Goseki Kojima. This is number 8 of 12 Lone Wolf and Cub issues with Miller art and/or covers. Find >this issue or more >Miller or >Lone Wolf and [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Miller, Wolf, Frank Miller, Ted Ignacio, Cub, Goseki Kojima, Frank Miller Lone Wolf


Barnyard Comics #23 - Frank Frazetta art

Barnyard Comics #23 Barnyard Comics v1 #23, 1949 - A fearful kitten and an unlikeable firefly learn the error of their ways in two separate Frank Frazetta stories. Both are adequately drawn with perhaps slightly less effort than other works on the series. Offsetting this is "Miggles and Bojo", the tale of two dogs who narrowly escape a brush fire. Here Frazetta's talent emerges in the [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Frank Frazetta, Ted Ignacio, Frazetta, Barnyard Comics, Barnyard Comics 23 Barnyard Comics


Adventures Into Darkness #5 - Alex Toth art

Adventures Into Darkness #5 Adventures Into Darkness v1 #5, 1952 - After breaking into an opulent house, a crooked couple comes across an ancient tome. Consequently, a demon is summoned that grants their every wish. Alex Toth uses a nine-part grid throughout the story, but avoids repetition by slightly varying the layouts. While his drawings seem straightforward, each panel is purposefully [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Ted Ignacio, Alex Toth


All Star Comics #3 - 1st Justice Society of America (key)

All Star Comics #3 All Star Comics v1 #3, 1940 - Previous issues had several superheroes, but in separate unrelated stories. In this issue, the characters come together to form the Justice Society of America. Comprised of the golden age versions of the Sandman, Atom, Spectre, Flash, Hawkman, Dr. Fate, Green Lantern and Hourman, this key issue is the first superhero group in comics. Each [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Star Comics, Ted Ignacio, All Star Comics, Hourman, 1st Justice Society of America, Justice Society of America Comprised


Savage Tales annual #1 - Barry Windsor Smith reprints

Savage Tales annual #1 Savage Tales v1 annual #1 featuring Ka-Zar, 1973 - Full of earlier Ka-Zar reprints, this issue include his origin story from >Astonishing Tales #11 (art by Gil Kane). Also notable are three Barry Smith tales from Astonishing Tales #3, #4 and #5. As usual, these black and white reproductions pale compared to the originals. Other artists in this Marvel bronze age [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Adventure, Marvel, Magazines, Smith, 1970s, Barry Smith, Ted Ignacio, Barry Windsor Smith, Gil Kane, Ka Zar, 133


Strange Worlds v3 #5 - Jack Kirby cover, Steve Ditko art

Jack Kirby Strange Worlds v3 #5, 1959 - When a comet is set to collide with Earth, the populace turns to its greatest scientist to save them. Steve Ditko's tale of faith begins with an unimpressively small title panel. Subsequent panels are larger and more spaciously drawn, more than compensating for it. Jack Kirby's cover is curious, but monotonous in imagery and design. Other artists in this [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Ted Ignacio


Wolverine v2 #17 - John Byrne art & cover

John Byrne Wolverine v2 #17, 1989 - In the South Asian city of Madripoor, Wolverine settles in to disrupt the rampant crime and drugs that permeate the city. John Byrne's pencils mostly disappear beneath Klaus Janson's loosely rendered inks. The loss of detail is unfortunate, especially when compared to Byrne's amazing cover portrait of the hero. Still, the two splashes at the start and end of [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Byrne, John Byrne, Ted Ignacio, Klaus Janson, John Byrne Wolverine, Madripoor Wolverine


Detective Comics #438 - Walt Simonson art, Joe Kubert reprint

Detective Comics #438 Detective Comics v1 #438, 1974 - Christine St. Clair briefs her Interpol boss on Manhunter's exploits, convincing him to continue further investigation. In his second back-up story of the series, Walt Simonson continues to employ a distinctive textural approach. His layouts, including his configurations of small panels, continues to be innovative (see interior page below) [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Dc, Superhero, Interpol, 1970s, Simonson, Ted Ignacio, Kubert, Joe Kubert, Detective Comics, Walt Simonson, 143, Detective Comics 438 Detective Comics, Christine St Clair


Motion Picture Funnies Weekly #1 - 1st Sub-mariner (key)

Motion Picture Funnies Weekly #1 Motion Picture Funnies Weekly v1 #1, 1939 - Mostly filled with various cartoons and adventure strips, this does boast the first key appearance of the Sub-mariner. In his own solo story, he encounters deep sea divers in a remote part of the ocean floor. After attacking them and destroying their ship with gusto, the young man reports to the king of an [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Ted Ignacio, Motion Picture Funnies Weekly


Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #233 - Carl Barks art & cover

Carl Barks Walt Disney's Comics and Stories v1 #233, 1960 - Inspired by the Knights of the Round Table, Donald and his nephews embark on great deeds, thanks to Gyro Gearloose's flying sleds. Carl Barks engages and delights readers with his masterful storytelling. Most of the heroic action occurs later, but the opening sequence of an accident gone wrong is the most visually appealing (see [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Walt Disney, Donald, Ted Ignacio, Carl Barks, Carl Barks Walt Disney, Gyro Gearloose