Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Screengrabs from a video called BB&B SPECIAL FEATURE: THE ARCHIVE OF JAY LYNCH ( found on YOUTUBE ).
One of my favorite artists recently past away. His name was Jay Lynch and I loved - and still love - his artwork.
Screengrabs from a video called JAY LYNCH: KEEPING UP WITH THE KIDS ( found on YOUTUBE )
He did a variety of work, and some of it was for underground comics. He also did a lot of work for TOPPS.
Remember WACKY PACKAGES?.... Well, I do.
His art has been in my life since childhood.
If you've been to this website before, then you know I hate ninety-nine percent of all superheros. I've always preferred underground comics. The subject matter of those comics, usually involved sex, crime, drugs, horror, and more.
I discovered those publications during the sixties and seventies - via the social misfits in my neighborhood.
Above, are examples of the art found in HOUSE OF MYSTERY VOLUME ONE... Story THE BEAUTIFUL BEAST ( written by Joe Gill with artwork by Al Williamson - page 305 ).
Last year, I saw three massive softcover collections for the bargain price of $5.95 each. I didn't think twice about ordering them ( from HAMILTON BOOK.COM ).
SHOWCASE PRESENTS GHOSTS - This book reprints issues 1 to 18 ( from 1971 to 1973 ). It contains over 508 pages of beatifull black and white artwork.
SHOWCASE PRESENTS HOUSE OF MYSTERY VOL 1 - This book reprints issues 174 to 194 ( from 1968 to 1971 ). It has over 552 pages of beatifull black and white art.
SHOWCASE PRESENTS HOUSE OF MYSTERY VOL 2 - This book reprints issues 195 to 211 ( from 1971 to 1973 ). It contains over 552 pages of beatifull black and white artwork.
Each of these volumes are THICK! You could probably knock someone unconscious if you hit them with one... but, please DON'T do that!
STRYKER ( IMAGE COMICS - VOL 1 NO 2 FEB. 1995 ) and INFINITE CRISIS AFTERMATH: BATTLE FOR BLUDHAVEN PART SIX ( DC COMICS - AUG. 2006 ) from the DOLLAR TREE. Also pictured above is one of the bags the comics are sold in.
COMIC BOOK COMBO PACKS.....
While at one of my local DOLLAR TREE stores, I found two cardboard displays filled with comic books.
Each bag had one old comic, an old pack of trading - or game - cards, and two loose cards. Plus a mail order booklet by a company called CARDS ONE.
I'm only showing two of the comics, because the third one had disgusting fingerprints all over the front and back covers. So, I gave it away. I also gave all the loose Elvis cards away.
FYI - In previous years these packs contained TWO comics and cards. Now it's just one comic.
It's usually superheros, but sometimes I'll find something that actually appeals to me.