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Saturday, September 16, 2006

SWAG

A brief raid today on North Somerset (Loki territory!) unveiled some unexpected gems:





Nick Cardy cover here, plus Steve Skeates/Jim Aparo interior (Yay!):



Dig the pysch-typography...

I was trying, not long ago, to explain the 'importance' of this Skeates/Aparo era A/man shit to recent Aquaman artist Andy Clarke...I still think there's some mileage in exploring that inner-space post-psychedelic waterverse thang w/ a new generation of aquacadets, but, what the heck...

...and there's some nice late-50s Ramona Fradon Aquaman reprints in this one (incl. "A World Without Water", "The Shark with a Human Brain" and "The First Aquagirl"):



And, semi-finally, some obvious stuff, but, fuck, I still remember reading this shit as a goggle-eye'd 13 yr-old (...and still totally dig that Frazetta cover... man, those reds...)



Errrk, and one day I'd looove to write a post-Morrison/meta-Cornelius sequel to this pre-multiverse novel, one that Moorcock prob. blasted out in a fortnight:

4 Comments:

At 11:10 am, Blogger Dominic Zero said...

What a cool haul. Off to the Book Palace fair after work today, so hopefully will have some gems to post myself later.

 
At 11:50 am, Blogger kek-w said...

Woah: me jealous! Wish I was coming wid ya...

 
At 2:23 pm, Blogger doppelganger said...

I remember that Conan cover well - totally savage...

D'you remember those covers where Conan is a king and a lot older and has like a full on white Father Christmas beard?

 
At 5:09 pm, Blogger kek-w said...

Santa Conan...

 

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