Saturday, May 29, 2010

John Buscema's Vikings

Here is another of John Buscema's excellent solo jobs for Dell Comics of the 1950s. THE VIKINGS was a popular movie in 1958, and while Buscema didn't try to capture any of the actors' likenesses (probably since he was just given a script written from the screenplay long before the movie was released), his dynamic artwork is perfect for the material. As he showed a couple of decades later in CONAN, Buscema had a way with sword swinging heroes and beautiful girls, both of which he gets to show in this Dell Movie Classic.

In March we featured another Dell Movie Classic by Buscema, THE SEVENTH VOYAGE OF SINBAD.

Many thanks to the anonymous scanner who posted THE VIKINGS online. By Odin, internet scans are there for the plundering!

THE VIKINGS Copyright © 1958 Kirk Douglas Productions

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Coming of age in comix

Individual short essays in comix form, well told by alternative cartoonists. These are four chapters from the book, MIND RIOT, COMING OF AGE IN COMIX.

MIND RIOT, edited by Karen Hirsch, 1997, Aladdin Paperbacks

"Charlie Chopper" © 1997 Ida Marx Blue Spruce; "Skateboard Mayhem" © 1997 Glenn Head;
"From Jawbreaker To Lawbreaker" © 1997 Diane Noomin; "The Girl From A Different World" © 1997 Phoebe Gloeckner