Friday, December 13, 2013

The World's Mightiest Mortals!

I'll try to do the rest of the Marvel Family this month, between other stuff.  For now, here's the Big Red Cheese!


Jr.

Mary

The Gang


and Bonus Jr!




Saturday, November 2, 2013

NICK CARDY!

So this is my get well card to the amazing Mr. Cardy.  I started digging through boxes and scanning, and had to cut myself off lest I scan all night.  And there's a box of DC horror titles here somewhere that I can't find!  I will, though, and there will be more scanning.  Because there is more awesome.
Meanwhile, here's 18 of my favorites, all at decent resolution.  Feast your eyes- and know that in the early to mid 70s Cardy was doing the covers EVERY MONTH  on Action, Superman, World's Finest, Unexpected, Ghosts, Witching Hour, The Flash, Jimmy Olsen, Superboy, Superman Family, Secret Origins, Strange Sports, Wanted and Teen Titans, which he also handled the interiors on (sometimes just inking to keep the look consistent).
I've been looking at these covers for decades, and they haven't lost an ounce of their persuasive power.  I'd buy 'em again in a heartbeat- these images were made to sell comics and they do it in spades.  And the Black Canary on that Wonder Woman  #216 cover still makes me weak in the knees.  Design, execution, atmosphere, and the prettiest girls in all of comics, ever.  Thanks, Nick.  Get well soon.





















The day after this was posted, Nicholas Peter Viscardi passed away.   These covers are but a fraction of the man's output, dig around and find whatever you can.  His sequential work is lovely, as are his WWII sketches.  And I keep posting covers at my Tumblr: More Cardy Goodness.