Saturday, October 30, 2010
Here's some nice Gray art that appears to be loaded with photo swipes (including some from GUNGA DIN). The artist was still young here and his work reminds me a bit of Williamson, Torres and Severin in spots, also. It's from a 1956 issue of the Atlas comic, BATTLEFRONT.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Seen at RANDOM ACTS OF GEEKERY is this great Gray splash from CHILLING TALES OF SORCERY. I recognize Phil Seuling caricatured in panel one but I'm betting there are others there, too. Is that Al Williamson at far left? I believe the artist in the bottom right panel to be Gray himself. Anyone?
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Back in June, we ran a tiny excerpt from Gray's HEROES PORTFOLIO for Sal Q from 1977. Once again, we have Ronn S. to thank for better scans of all the plates. I particularly like the Lone Ranger and Tonto as well as Vigilante. Black Terror doesn't really look all that terrifying and the immodest Modesty Blaise seems a tad sickly for some reason. I'm on record as being a fan of Gray's realistic looking Joker and the artist almost makes me think Hawkman could work in real life with this image!
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Some original Gray art. Does anyone know where or if this was published? The credit for colorist obviously indicates it was intended for color comics but the first and last page here would indicate not mainstream, code-approved. Writer Jason Daly and Editor David Crewe seem to narrow it down to Argosy Communications who tried their brief pulp revival comics (as Blazing Comics) in the early nineties. Both of those men worked there and that appears to be their only comics credits. The mention of the Spider on one page would seem to confirm that. I don't HAVE any of them, however, to check. It's possible GCD simply never cataloged them completely or perhaps this was unpublished inventory as the line folded. Anyone?
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
Courtesy of the ever-helpful Alan K, here are a couple of Morrow illustrations featuring men from U.N.C.L.E. Napoleon Solo and Ilya Kuryakin. These were done for the official Topps MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. magazine seen below from 1965. Thanks for these little-seen illos , sir!