James Warren ran a rather unique publishing company. He didn’t pay top dollar for top talent, and instead offered creative freedom that attracted some of the best artists working at the time to draw stories in Creepy, Eerie, Blazing Combat and, later, Vampirella. The contributors included Frank Frazetta, who was painting covers for Warren during the period he was also creating his famous Conan the Barbarian covers for Lancer.
Somebody must think that the Warren catalog is in the public domain, because there’s a scanned archive of many Warren magazines available at this link on Archive.org.
Issue #7 includes this concise Frazetta biography. I replaced the fan art on the page with the cover of Creepy #4.
G. Michael Dobbs, aka Mike, aka (by myself) the Dobbster, interviews former mainstream comic book artist, now teacher, Steve Bissette. Mike and Steve will be appearing at the Bing Comic-Con in Springfield, MA, this coming Saturday.
There sure are a lot of Marvel Comics actors in this “get out the vote” video. They don’t mention Donald Trump by name, but by inference. The video features Tony Stark, and Natasha Romanova (or, if you prefer, Romanoff), and Bruce Banner, and S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Coulson, but where’s Steve Rogers, aka Captain America? Wouldn’t he be the most effective spokesman against bullying and Demagoguery?
TCM West is showing “Who Was That Lady?” Good question, because who’s the blonde in the middle of this scene? Why, it’s B-movie bombshell Joi Lansing.
Joi appeared in “Superman’s Wife,” one of the more memorable episodes of “The Adventures of Superman” that, as a kid, I was always particularly excited to see.
And who was that guy on the left, from the same movie? It’s an uncredited appearance by my mother’s old friend, Vincent Beck playing, of course, a Russian, as he would later do in episodes of “The Monkees” and “Gilligan’s Island.”