31 March 2015

29 March 2015

Comic Book Cover / Splash Page Clones, Part 28


Ross Andru and Mike Esposito did the cover and splash page. Different POV. The WW in the air is rotated 180º. Wonder Woman #137 (April 1963)


 Murphy Anderson cover, Mike Sekowsky and Bernard Sachs interior. Justice League of America #14 (September 1962). Same scene, different art, separated in time by a few seconds.

Ross Andru and Mike Esposito art, scene mirrored, (not POV change-dock and skyline in same position) .  Metal Men #1 (April-May 1963)



Our Army at War #64 (November 1957). Different POV. Tank color change. Kubert cover, Novick interior. 



Joe Kubert redrew or redressed the artwork for the cover and splash page of  Our Army at War #124 (November 1962)




Ross Andru and Mike Esposito did the cover and splash , reverse angle POV. Showcase #39 (July-August 1962)
Same cover was used , with different colors, for  Metal Men #42.








27 March 2015

Galaxy 1965

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Frederik Pohl was the editor  in 1965. The February issue kicks off with the sole cover of an artist named Wright, illustrating   "Planet of Forgetting" by James H. Schmitz. Cordwainer Smith's  "On the Storm Planet"  ;The Man Who Killed Immortals , a novelette by J. T. McIntosh;  Fin's Funeral ,a  short story by Donald H. Menzel also appeared.  Algis Budrys did his book reviews.


George Schelling did the April cover, for the story  "War Against the Yukks " by Keith Laumer. Another goofy  name story was  "A Wobble in Wockii Futures"  by Gordon R. Dickson. Frederik Pohl reviewed a few nonfiction astronomy  books.

Another nice Schelling cover for June , illustrating  "One Face" , a  novelette by Larry Niven. Niven himself has stated this story is not in the "Known Space" series.  "Mindswap"  ,a  novella by Robert Sheckley and "Blue Fire" , a novelette by Robert Silverberg, also grace this issue.
"The Shipwrecked Hotel" , a  novelette by James Blish and Norman L. Knight gets the cover treatment by Grey Morrow in August's issue.  Frank Herbert gives us a version of "Destination:Void" called  :Do I Wake Or Dream?". The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K. Dick  is  reviewed by Algis Budrys
October's cover is by  John Pederson, Jr.    "The Age of the Pussyfoot  a three part   serial by Frederik Pohl begins. Willy Ley recalls the first 15 years of GALAXY . " Inside Man" • short story by former editor H. L. Gold. " Three to a Given Star"  by Cordwainer Smith and "Shall We Have a Little Talk?"•, a  novelette by Robert Sheckley, also are featured.

Pederson is back for the December 1965 issue with an interesting cover depicting "The Mercurymen , a  novelette by C. C. MacApp. "The Warriors of Light " by Robert Silverberg and "Repent, Harlequin!" Said the Ticktockman"   by Harlan Ellison are also featured.

26 March 2015

Black Sheep Squadron


Baa Baa Black Sheep (later syndicated as Black Sheep Squadron) was a television series that aired on NBC from 1976 until 1978. Its premise was based on the experiences of United States Marine Corps aviator Greg Boyington and his World War II "Black Sheep Squadron".

Played on TV by Conrad Falk

  Boyington's exploits began with his time in the Flying Tigers, and he later was captured by the Japanese and held as a POW for a year and a half.
The July 1946 issue of Wings Comics (#71) had this five page tribute to him. Unknown artist and writer.

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25 March 2015

Comic Book Cover / Splash Page Clones, Part 27

Recently departed Irwin Hasen pencils and Bob Oksner inks on this same scene, redrawn in All-Star Comics #47 (June-July 1949)

Ross Andru and Jerry Grandenetti cover, Irv Novick interior. Different colors and POV. All-American Men of War #87 (September-October 1961)

Classic Comics # 30, September 1946. Don Rico art on both. No ring of fire on cover image, idol is rotated a little bit on splash. 

Star Spangled Comics #85 (October 1948). Foreground figured revered, igloos on hill . Jim Mooney drew both. 

Mooney again the next month. Artwork reused.

Star Spangled Comics #78 (March 1948). Jim Mooney on both--reused artwork



24 March 2015

Madame Hell Hawk

A CAPTAIN WINGS story by  Bob Lubbers.













from  Wings Comics #74 (October 1946). Cover by Lubbers.