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Frazetta Tribute – His Warren Covers and a Shining Knight Story

In honor of the passing of the great artist, I figured it would be worthwhile to show a sampling of his work so that people not familiar with him could see why he was held in such high esteem by so many.

I think his covers for Warren are probably the simplest way of showing his brilliant painting work, so I’ve chosen five of his best covers from each of the Warren series that he primarily did covers for, Creepy, Eerie and Vampirella. Plus, I’ve thrown in some sample pages from one of the few comic book characters that Frazetta ever worked on with any regularity (interior page-wise), the Shining Knight!

PLUS, since he gained so much noteriety from his covers to Conan novels, I’ve also tossed in the first three of Dark Horse’s Conan: The Frazetta Cover Series covers!


His Creepy covers…

Eerie covers…

Vampirella covers…

A sampling from Adventure Comics #150’s March 1950 Shining Knight story, “The Ten-Century Lie,” written by Joe Samachson…

Conan: The Frazetta Cover Series…

He was truly an artistic legend and he will be sorely missed.


Frazetta was one of the best, he will be missed.

Now, the newspaper on that Shining Knight story? THAT was a slow news day if I’ve ever seen one!

Hunter (Pedro Bouça)

Eerie number 6 is a Grey Morrow cover

Thanks, I fixed it.

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Aw, hell. That’s a helluva thing to come home to. Rest in peace, Mr. Frazetta.

R.I.P. – Frank Frazetta

I knew his health wasn’t good, but still shocking.

One of the best artists this industry has ever produced.

My condolences to his family. I wish I could have met him.

For those interested, there is an excellent documentary on Frazetta entitled Painting with Fire.

He was and always will be a huge inspiration to me. I only hope one day to be as incredible with a pencil as he was with a brush. A very humble man. R.I.P Frank Frazetta

Eerie 3 is the greatest

"O" the Humanatee!

May 10, 2010 at 9:44 pm

RIP. It’s worth remembering that not only was Frazetta a great painter, he was also, as that Shining Knight story illustrates, equally skilled with pen and ink – and he was just as able to do “cartoony,” humorous art as he was to portray fierce barbarians, savage jungle lords, and fantastically figured women. He combined that last specialty with his cartoony side when working with Harvey Kurtzman on “Little Annie Fanny,” not to mention subbing for Al Capp on “Li’l Abner.” And his gift for caricature shone in his many film posters. There are great examples of all kinds of his work at http://goldenagecomicbookstories.blogspot.com/search/label/Frazetta.

Lovely tribute – and it only barely scratches the surface. I remember how pleasantly surprised I was about 5-6 years ago, after buying a reprint edition of some EC stories from the 1950s, at learning that Frazetta actually did interior art for comics, and not just covers, posters and Lil’ Abner (yes, I know, I stumbled upon that knowledge quite late in the game). Since then I’ve been trying to hunt down other reprints of his comics work. Everything he did was just so … beautiful (like I mentioned in the other thread, it’s really hard to find adequate adjectives). Frazetta set a standard for art in comics and fantasy and sci-fi, etc., inspired countless artists after him, but also stood head and shoulders above most of his peers.

Frank Frazetta was a towering beacon in the world of painting and comics. He will sorely be missed, but oh, what a legacy he left us!

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The greatest ever in his field,and massively influential to other artists. Some of his best known works became album covers for Wolfmother,Nazareth,Dust,and Molly Hatchet…

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