Sunday, November 24, 2019

Flash Gordon (1966 King) #1

Cover art by Al Williamson. 

Flash Gordon Coloring Pin-Up Page, art by Al Williamson. 

Untitled story, script and pencils by Al Williamson, inks by Al Williamson and Gray Morrow. 

"Midnight with Mandrake!" starring Mandrake the Magician and Lothar, script by Dick Wood, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Andre LeBlanc. 

"Flash Gordon and the Mole Machine," art by Al Williamson.

Ming the Merciless Coloring Pin-Up Page, art by Al Williamson.

Map of the Planet Mongo, script and art by Al Williamson.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

"The Adventures of Superman" by George Lowther. NY: Random House, (1942). Jacket art by Joe Shuster

Quoting from the flap of the dust jacket:

“These adventures have never before appeared anywhere, and no other edition of this authorized book version is available. For the first time in book form the real story of Superman, including his thrilling adventures unraveling the Mystery of the Skeleton Ship.”

The following is from the foreword by Josette Frank, Staff Advisor, Children’s Book Committee, Child Study Association of America:

“Superman! Most of you who will read this book already know him… His fame has spread to the four corners of the earth. In South America, in China, in South Africa his broad shoulders and flying cape are a familiar symbol. His exploits are told in many tongues.

“Millions of boys and girls in America have acclaimed Superman, champion of right and justice, nemesis of evil-doers. Many who have followed his adventures with breathless interest have wondered about him: Where did he come from? Whence came his super-strength and marvellous powers? They have asked to be told the story of his origin – of his arrival on earth from a distant planet, of his boyhood and youth, of his first discovery of his super-powers, and of his dedication to the fight against the forces of evil. So here is his story, from the beginning.”