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Fantastic Four #49 - Jack Kirby art & cover + 1st Galactus (key)

Jack Kirby Fantastic Four v1 #49, 1966 - After a reconnaissance by the Silver Surfer, the destroyer of worlds finally arrives on Earth. While the Watcher delays the inevitable, the Human Torch is sent on a mission to find civilization's only hope for survival. Although he appeared in the final panel of the previous issue, Galactus makes his key first full appearance here. Jack Kirby shows the [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Jack Kirby, Ted Ignacio, Galactus

Secret Origins v2 #2 - key reprints

Secret Origins v2 #2Secret Origins v2 #2, 1973 - Revealing the origins of popular characters, this DC bronze age superhero series often reprinted their first appearances as well. This particular issue reprints the debuts of Supergirl (originally published in Action Comics #252), Green Lantern (Showcase #22) and the Atom (Showcase #34). - - - - - - - - - -Home / Keys / Secret Originsebay  >this [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Dc, Superhero, 1970s, Ted Ignacio, Key reprints

1994 #26 - Alex Nino art

1994 #26 1994 magazine v1 #26, 1982 - Alex Nino illustrates yet another  Sigmund Pavlov sci-fi tale, delving into the twisted recesses of the mind. Like issues #22 and #25, his artwork is experimental and jarring. The pages together form a  larger weirdly flowing mural reproduced on a separate page. Nino's second tale tells of an alien conquest of Earth and the resulting deformities born. More [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Earth, Niño, Ted Ignacio, Alex Nino, Sigmund Pavlov

Warfront - comic series checklist

- - - - - - - - - - Warfront v1 Harvey 1951-67 1 2-4 5-10 11-27 28 - Kirby cover 29 - Kirby cover 30 - Kirby cover 31-33 34 - Kirby cover 35 36 - Williamson art 37 - Wood art 38 - Wood art 39 - Wood art - - - - - - - - - -Home / Harvey / 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, Williamson, Kirby, Ted Ignacio

Back Issue #48 - Jim Starlin cover & article

Back Issue #48 Back Issue v1 #48, 2011 - The bulk of the issue is a lengthy Jim Starlin interview, from his start at Marvel to his later work for DC. He provides new insights into his stints on Warlock, Captain Marvel, DC Comics Presents and other series. Starlin also contributes the stunning cover design for this fanzine. See more Back Issue magazines.Jim Starlin - - - - - - - - - - Home / [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Ted Ignacio, Jim Starlin, Jim Starlin Home

Micronauts #1 - 1st appearance (key)

Micronauts #1 Micronauts v1 #1, 1979 - The return of space explorer Acturus Rann (Space Glider) coincides with a revolt against the elite rulers of Homeworld. Princess Mari (Marionette) escapes is subsequently joined by other freedom fighters. Among them: Rann, Acroyear and Bug. Based on the Mego toy line, this comes on the heels of Star Wars. Micronauts even uses similar elements: two droids [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Ted Ignacio, Mego, Micronauts, Mari Marionette, Rann Acroyear

X-O Man O War #4 - Barry Windsor Smith cover

Barry Windsor Smith X-O Man O War v1 #4, 1992 - In a cross-over story, the Harbinger kids mount an attack as X-O meets with Toyo Harada. The title character lies in the foreground of this Barry Smith cover, albeit in a vulnerable position. This approach nicely solves the problem of fitting multiple figures within a layout without looking chaotic. Other artists in this modern age superhero [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Barry Smith, Ted Ignacio, Barry Windsor Smith, Toyo Harada

Detective Comics #520 - Don Newton art

Detective Comics #520Detective Comics v1 #520, 1982 - Haunted by the ghost of Hugo Strange, Boss Thorne hires Dr. Thirteen the ghostbreaker. Meanwhile, Batman unexpectedly breaks out Deadshot from prison. Don Newton was often paired with Alfredo Alcala on Batman stories, usually with unsatisfying results. This is the case here as well, as the original pencils lose their patina due to the [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Batman, Deadshot, Thorne, Ted Ignacio, Don Newton, Alfredo Alcala

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For #6 - Frank Miller art & cover

Frank Miller Sin City: A Dame to Kill For v1 #6, 1992 - With her husband dead, Ava has big plans with his money. Dwight recovers from his injuries and enters her compound under a false identity. Unfortunately, the muscle-bound head of security is onto him. Frank Miller ends the series with the same stark, black and white drawings he began with. Different line widths and textures are used [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Sin City, Ava, Dwight, Frank Miller, Ted Ignacio

Heroes in Action

"Command 'em. Collect 'em" Heroes in Action comic book ad, 1950s - Mattel plastic figures/kits sold in pairs: Mortar Squad, Anti-Tank Team and Machine Gun Crew. All feature specific moving parts. Published in Captain Marvel #41.- - - - - - - - - -Home / Ads  [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Mattel, Ted Ignacio, Command em Collect em Heroes, Mortar Squad Anti Tank Team

X-Factor #17 - Walt Simonson art & cover

Walt Simonson X-Factor v1 #17, 1987 - To save San Francisco, the team must locate the young mutant known as Rictor that's causing unnatural earthquakes. Walt Simonson continues his run, bringing a newfound enthusiasm to the series. Despite the oddly composed cover, his story artwork is solidly drawn and composed. Inker Bob Wiacek deserves equal credit for his efforts. This copper age superhero [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, San Francisco, Ted Ignacio, Rictor, Walt Simonson, Bob Wiacek, Inker

Black Terror #22 - Frank Frazetta art

Black Terror #22 Black Terror v1 #22, 1948 - One of the more ominous-looking heroes of the golden age, the Black Terror fought crime in a black costume emblazoned with skull and bones. His feature story is inked by a young Frank Frazetta, providing finishes over otherwise simplistic drawings. Some facial close-ups of characters are heavily overworked while others lack detail. Interestingly, [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, 1940s, Superhero, Frank Frazetta, Ted Ignacio, Frazetta, Misc Pub

Queen of the West Dale Evans #16 - Russ Manning art

Queen of the West Dale Evans #16 Queen of the West Dale Evans v1 #16, 1957 - Two fine Russ Manning tales grace this particular issue. In the first, an unconscious man's knowledge of morse code gives Dale a clue in catching his robbers. In the second, she aids a meek and mildly barber in winning over his lady love. Confident in his renditions, Manning puts additional detail and flourish in [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Manning, Dale, Russ Manning, Ted Ignacio, Queen of the West Dale Evans, West Dale Evans

Adventure Comics #61 - 1st Starman (key)

Adventure Comics #61Adventure Comics v1 #61, 1941 - A stereotypical rich but bored playboy, Ted Knight secretly adopts a new superhero persona while fighting crime. Starman makes his key first appearance, brandishing his mighty cosmic rod that gets its power from the stars. No origin is mentioned in this debut. Also, his secret identity remains intact despite his maskless costume. Other features [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Starman, Ted Ignacio, Ted Knight, Adventure Comics

Crazy Magazine #73 - Mike Ploog, Neal Adams, Jack Kirby reprints

Crazy Magazine #73 Crazy Magazine (Super special) v1 #73, 1981 - Reprinting stories from early on in the series, this self-described super special boasts a Mike Ploog story from Crazy #7 and a Neal Adams partially inked tale from #2. Jack Kirby's original story from Strange Tales #89 is parodied with new dialogue. Other artists in this Marvel copper age humor comic include Kent Gamble, Ray [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Jack Kirby, Ted Ignacio, Neal Adams, Mike Ploog, Mike Ploog Neal Adams Jack Kirby, Kent Gamble Ray

Weird Horrors - comic series checklist

   - - - - - - - - - -Weird Horrors v1 St. John 1952-53 1 2-6 7 - Kubert art 8 - Kubert art & cover 9 - Kubert art & cover continues as Nightmare v2 - - - - - - - - - -Home / St. John / 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, Ted Ignacio, Kubert

Alex Nino original artwork - House of Mystery #245 page

AlexNino Spooky original title page from House of Mystery #245, 1970s. - - - - - - - - - -Home / Original art / Nino original art / House of Mysteryebay  >Nino original art [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, House, Ted Ignacio, Alex Nino, Mysteryebay

Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #191 - Carl Barks art

Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #191 - Carl Barks artWalt Disney's Comics and Stories v1 #191, 1956 - While camping in the woods, Donald Duck devises a way to keep track of is three nephews through the use of a scintillator. Despite the simplicity of the plot, Carl Barks still manages to delight his readers with plenty of sight gags. Most impressive is his exceptional drawings, layouts and [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Humor, Dell, 1950s, Donald Duck, Walt Disney, Ted Ignacio, Barks, Carl Barks, WDCS, Disney s Comics

Valor #1 - Wally Wood art & cover, Al Williamson art + 1st issue (key)

Wally Wood Valor v1 #1, 1955 - Wally Wood's majestic cover accompanies his story inside: three hundred years after his death, King Arthur returns to claim England's throne. The artwork depicts knights, maidens, villages and castles in all their medieval splendor. In Al Williamson's tale of ancient Rome, a captain falls in love with a Greek slave girl, incurring the wrath of the Empress. The [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, England, Adventure, Rome, EC, Keys, 1950s, Wood, Arthur, Williamson, Ted Ignacio, Al Williamson, Wally Wood, Wally Wood Valor, First issues

Fear #19 - 1st Howard the Duck (key)

Fear #19 (Adventures into) Fear v1 #19, 1974 - When fantasy and reality begin to overlap, a young sorceress named Jennifer Kale is captured during a battle between barbarians, soldiers and demons. The Man-Thing is suddenly allied with the sword-wielding Korrek and a talking, cigar-chomping duck. Making his key first appearance, Howard the Duck appears only in a handful of panels, but apparently [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Howard, Ted Ignacio, Jennifer Kale, Korrek

Diary Secrets #11 - Matt Baker cover & reprints

Matt Baker Diary Secrets v1 #11, 1952 - On this three-paneled cover, Matt Baker employs a textural effect to soften the faces and figures of various characters. The results are fascinating and beautiful, contributing to each scene's mood. While pleasing to the eye, the approach also noticeably increases depth and modeling. The interiors are comprised of five Baker reprints, four from Teen-Age [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Baker, Matt Baker, Ted Ignacio

DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest #18 / Sgt. Rock - Joe Kubert cover & reprints

Joe KubertDC Special Blue Ribbon Digest v1 #18 / Sgt. Rock, 1982 - The popularity of this DC war character never seems to fade. Joe Kubert's ghostly cover is a tad convoluted. A nice idea but poorly executed. This issue brings together Sgt. Rock tales from the 60s and 70s. The stories come from (respectively) Showcase #45, Our Army at War #87, #120, #179, #233 and #238. In addition, Joe Kubert's [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Ted Ignacio, Joe Kubert

Comic Book Savers

"Holds up to 12 titanic titles"Comic Book Savers comic book ad, 1950s - Not sure how effective these were in protecting comics. The outside was flexible plastic, the inside had attached rubber bands, stretched to hold the comic through the center spread. Published in Champions #6.- - - - - - - - - -Home / Ads [Author: Ted Ignacio]
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Astonishing Tales #29 - key reprint

Astonishing Tales #29Astonishing Tales v1 #29, 1971 - While not typically a reprint series, this Marvel bronze age superhero issue showcases the debut of the Guardians of the Galaxy. First appearing in Marvel Super-heroes v2 #18, the story features the original silver age team,- - - - - - - - - -Home / Keys / Astonishing Talesebay  >this issue [Author: Ted Ignacio]
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Fantastic Four #48 - Jack Kirby art & cover + 1st Silver Surfer (key)

Jack Kirby Fantastic Four v1 #48, 1966 - Warning of a planetary new threat, the Watcher tries to conceal the Earth from a space-traveling herald. Upon his arrival, he summons his all-powerful master despite the efforts of the FF. The Silver Surfer makes his key first appearance while Galactus appears in cameo in the last panel. This story, written by Stan Lee, is among the most memorable  [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Ted Ignacio, Galactus

Super Star Holiday Special / DC Special Series #21 - Frank Miller art

DC Special Series #21 Super Star Holiday Special / DC Special Series v1 #21, 1980 - A Christmas-themed special, the issue has new material starring Jonah Hex, Sgt. Rock, Legion of Super-heroes and the House of Mystery. The most noteworthy inclusion, however, is a Batman tale drawn by Frank Miller (his first attempt at the character). Hallmarks of his early works appear frequently throughout [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Frank Miller, Ted Ignacio, Jonah Hex

Rocky Lane's Black Jack #25 - Steve Ditko art

Rocky Lane's Black Jack #25Rocky Lane's Black Jack v1 #25, 1958 - Out of five Steve Ditko issues on this series, this one contains the most stories. "Horse Hunters Bait" and "Storm's Warning" are looser and aesthetically similar to Ditko's other Charlton works from the same era. "Trail Pards" and "A Remembered Friend", on the other hand, are rendered more tightly, emphasizing line rather than [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Charlton, Steve Ditko, Ditko, Ted Ignacio, Rocky Lane s Black Jack, Rocky Lane s Black Jack 25Rocky Lane s Black Jack, Trail Pards

Power Man and Iron Fist #114 - John Byrne cover

John Byrne Power Man (and Iron Fist) v1 #114, 1985 - As an ordinary joe sits forlornly in a chair, the cover blurb suggests that all is not what it seems. John Byrne's cover elicits neither interest nor excitement. The background pattern suggests the shadows of vertical blinds, but apparently don't cast shadows on the central figure. One of Byrne's many covers for the series, this is his most [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Byrne, John Byrne, Ted Ignacio, John Byrne Power Man

Western Bandit Trails - comic series checklist

   - - - - - - - - - - Western Bandit Trails v1 St. John 1949-49 1 - Baker cover key 2 - Baker cover 3 - Baker art & cover See also; Approved Comics - - - - - - - - - -Home / St. John / 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]
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Amazing Spider-man #129 - 1st Punisher (key)

Amazing Spider-man #129 Amazing Spider-man v1 #129, 1974 - Influenced by the notorious Jackal, the Punisher aims to take down Spider-man for multiple crimes. Even in his key first appearance, the character has a heavy reliance on guns with few other discernible skills. The skull-themed costume alone, though, makes this anti-hero stand out from the pack. This Marvel bronze copper age superhero [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Spider, Ted Ignacio