Saturday, March 11, 2017

Sub-Mariner and Tarzan



I recently picked up a copy of Telling Stories: The Comic Book Art of Frank Frazetta, and I was amazed at the scope of his capabilities.  I was aware of his work with fantasy characters, but he did just about everything - humor, romance, war, noir, science-fiction - and did it all amazingly well.  My only wish is that he had done more work for the Marvel and DC heroes that I grew up with,  Still, he has a phenomenal body of work and I recommend the book to any fan of the art form.

5 comments:

Cary Comic said...

I must confess: I only remember Frank Frazetta from the covers of the paperback editions of CONAN that used to be advertised in the back covers of Warren's issues of EERIE. But, the art work was definitely awesome!

As to your cover, this morning? Intriguing concept! Makes me wonder if Namor is after some artifact from antediluvean Atlantis, currently housed in the treasury of Opar?

Wolfhammer said...

Cool concept. Get Vladimir Putin in there for a shirtless triple team-up.

Bob Buethe said...

My favorite Frazetta work is his Golden Age Shining Knight series.

Rip Jagger said...

This is my favorite Tarzan image all time. It captures the danger and wildness of the character like no other. Frazetta tapped a vein and brought that pulp essence to vivid life.

Rip Off

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