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silver surfers

by Jesse Marinoff Reyes: The Silver Surfer: The Ultimate Cosmic Experience Marvel Comics/Simon & Schuster, 1978 Illustration (left): Jack “King” Kirby (1917-1994) Illustration (right): Earl Norem (b. 1924), based on an original sketch by Jack Kirby Part 4 of LONG … Continue reading

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dog night afternoon

by Art Chantry: 1969 poster for 3 dog night playing in tacoma (by chuck pennington). noted without comment… …my old girlfriend worked at a hot and cool and ‘hip’ marketing design firm in st. louis. their janitor there used to … Continue reading

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complicated lives on the bayou

by Art Chantry: i’m almost 60 years old now. in that time i’ve seen a lot of mayhem, weirdness, insanity and just plain high strangeness. you might say i collected it. i’ve wandered through so many fucked-up subcultures and out-of-control … Continue reading

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complicated lives on the bayou

by Art Chantry: i’m almost 60 years old now. in that time i’ve seen a lot of mayhem, weirdness, insanity and just plain high strangeness. you might say i collected it. i’ve wandered through so many fucked-up subcultures and out-of-control … Continue reading

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giordano: pencil, ink

Jesse Marinoff Reyes: I am still ┬ádistressed when thinking that another comics great had passed away, Dick Giordano. For those in the know, Giordano was the bedrock of DC Comics in the late 1960s and into the 1970s, but more … Continue reading

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romancing the superhero

Jesse Marinoff Reyes: The Amazing Spider-Man Annual (“King-Size Special”) November, 1966 issue, #3 Illustration: John Romita (b. 1930), pencils; and Mike Esposito (1927-2010), inks. Because Robert Newman demanded it! Here is the Incredible Hulk tussling with the Amazing Spider-Man (not … Continue reading

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lands unknown

Jesse Marinoff Reyes ( Jesse Marinoff Reyes Design, Maplewood, N.J.) …Face it, most of the time I just want to showcase an old comic book, with or without commentary, and this will be the forum. I grew up with comic … Continue reading

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not stingy with the cheesecake

Jesse Marinoff Reyes ( Jesse Marinoff Reyes Design, Maplewood, N.J.) Comics master Wally Wood (EC, Marvel, Warren, Charlton, Gold Key, Tower, etc.) had been experimenting with independently publishing comics off-and-on beginning in the 1960s. Also, in the 1960s and 1970s, … Continue reading

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remembering john severin

Jesse Marinoff Reyes ( Jesse Marinoff Reyes Design, Maplewood, N.J.) The COVER OF THE DAY Conquers All! EC Comics veteran John Severin has been one of my favorite comic book artists for more years than I can remember, at least … Continue reading

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spider size nightmares: super reality angst

by Jesse Marinoff Reyes ( Jesse Marinoff Reyes Design , Maplewood, N.J.) The Amazing Spider-Man Annual (“King-Size Special”) November, 1966 issue, #3 Illustration: John Romita (b. 1930), pencils; and Mike Esposito (1927-2010), inks. Because Robert Newman demanded it! Here is … Continue reading

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