Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Gray Morrow, and the story is “Orion, Chapter 6″ from Heavy Metal vol. 2, #5 (or #18, if you prefer), which was published by Leonard Mogel and is cover dated September 1978. This scan is from the trade paperback Orion and Edge of Chaos, which was published by Hermes Press and which came out in 2012. There’s a fair amount of nudity below, so beware! Be aware! Enjoy! Continue Reading »
If you haven’t already read Henry & Glen Forever & Ever, you’re going to want to hit your local comic book store to try and find this weird little indie book, because there hasn’t been such a compellingly silly pairing since Oscar and Felix in the Odd Couple. Fantastic, diverse pin-ups and stories pack the black and white pages, painting a vivid portrait of a disturbingly believable neighborhood.
“It’s like blue light when you touch me,” she’d say. “Electric blue light sparking between us.” She’d cry softly into my shoulder, tears of passion, because she couldn’t get close enough to me. (W. P. Kinsella, from The Iowa Baseball Confederacy)
Ah, the anticipation of new comics is often sweeter than the reality of new comics, ain’t it? With that in mind, it’s time to check out Previews #253, which asks us to believe that we need a second JSA book! Continue Reading »