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Thursday, February 25, 2010
 
  Posted by Dara on 2/25/2010 10:46:00 PM :

       7 Covers: comics I was promised would be worth buckets of money

This week's covers are courtesy of PANELista Craig Bogart. Craig writes:
"Seven comics I was promised would be worth buckets of money: I'm not sure why I was surprised this past MidOhio when I saw Flash #1 and Animal Man #1 for just a buck or two apiece. Those used to be pricey issues. I came in late to the Giffen/DeMatteis Justice League, so that first issue cost me about $15 when I bought it. I see it on ebay now for $2.00. Not much Marvel here, only because they had sunk so low by this point I had defected to DC."






(Have a favorite series of your own? Or an artist? Character? Submit your own set of 7 covers by sending me small files (i.e. 72 dpi for the web) to ferret at ferretpress dot com and include "7 covers" in the subject line. Also, let me know if you have a blog or website you'd like me to link to.)

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010
 
  Posted by Dara on 2/17/2010 10:08:00 PM :

       7 Covers: Dave Dorman

Matt's 7 Covers last week reminded me of the Hawkmoon comics, and how one of the series featured painted covers by one of Young Dara's favorite cover artists of the 80s and 90s. So, this week I'm featuring 7 covers by Dave Dorman. He was a mainstay of indie publishers, especially Dark Horse, doing a ton of movie-related comic covers. His ultra-realistic paintings don't do as much for me anymore, but I still have fond memories of his work from the past. And the few times I met him at conventions, he was very personable and down to earth.

Anyway, here are 7 random covers, from a variety of different books he has worked on:



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Wednesday, February 10, 2010
 
  Posted by Dara on 2/10/2010 07:25:00 PM :

       7 Covers: Michael Moorcock's Eternal Champions

This week's 7 Covers is courtesy of PANELista Matt Kish, who had this to say about his choice:
"Unlike Brent, who has confessed to being an ardent Robert E. Howard fan, the fantasy paperbacks that filled my youth were the tales of Michael Moorcock's Eternal Champions. Elric. Hawkmoon. Corum. Erekose. And so on. I devoured every Moorcock book I could find, and I was thrilled when I discovered that Pacific Comics, and later First Comics and others, were turning his Eternal Champion books into comics. My first experience with these comics was the miniseries "Michael Moorcock's Elric," adapted by Roy Thomas and gorgeously illustrated by P. Craig Russell and Michael T. Gilbert. It was an amazing comic. Although the title jumped from publisher to publisher and changed artists several times, eventually Russell would bring the whole thing to a close in the late 90s at Dark Horse by adapting the novel "Stormbringer" on his own. Even more thrilling for a young fantasy addict like myself, the publishers saw fit to dig deeper into Moorcock's body of work, also bringing excellent comic adaptations of the Hawkmoon books, with art from Filipino komiker Rafael Kayanan, and the Corum books, with mindblowing art by a young Mike Mignola. Every one of these books is great and well worth checking out."




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Monday, February 01, 2010
 
  Posted by Dara on 2/01/2010 07:03:00 PM :

       7 Covers: Samurai, part 2

Back in November, I posted 7 rather silly Samurai-themed covers. This time, I'm going to post 7 slightly more serious takes on the concept:



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Sunday, January 10, 2010
 
  Posted by Dara on 1/10/2010 05:50:00 PM :

       7 Covers: Flaming Carrot

Once again, PANELista Craig Bogart supplies this edition of 7 covers. Craig writes:
"Next to Steve Gerber, my biggest influence in writing the Ineffables: Bob Burden's Flaming Carrot. In searching online for covers to select, I was pleasantly surprised to see there are a handful of appearances by the character I missed the first time around-- the hazards of collecting in the dark days before the internet, I guess. Sadly, I did get the TMNT crossover with the MacFarlane cover when it came out... Included here also is the Carrot's first appearance in Visions #1, the one with the Neal Adams cover."






I have to say, a lot of comics would be made more enjoyable with the cover copy "This Flame, This Carrot".

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Friday, December 11, 2009
 
  Posted by Dara on 12/11/2009 04:45:00 PM :

       7 Covers: Xenozoic Tales

When I first discovered comic book specialty stores back in the 80s, it opened me up to a whole new world of comics not dominated by superheroes. Of the many, many black-and-white indie books that I got into, Xenozoic Tales was, and will always be, one of my favorites. Written and illustrated by Mark Schultz, and published by Kitchen Sink, the series lasted 14 issues. It told the story of mechanic Jack Tenrec and scientist Hannah Dundee in a post-apocalyptic Earth. Aside from the presence of dinosaurs, one of my favorite aspects of the comic was the fact that unlike the hundreds of Mad Max "scorched Earth" variations on the theme, this was a world overrun by jungles and reclaimed by nature. Needles to say, there was also a strong environmental theme running through the book.

Of course, Schultz's eye-meltingly gorgeous artwork also set it apart from anything else on the shelves:





According to Wikipedia, "under the more memorable title, Cadillacs and Dinosaurs, the series spawned a cartoon series premiered on CBS, an arcade game from Capcom, a home video game from Rocket Science Games, action figures, trading cards, candy bars, and a Twilight 2000 system role-playing game." I do remember seeing an episode or two of the cartoon, but it did nothing for me. The other products I'm not familiar with, although there's one they forgot to list: Xenozoic Tales music CD (which I own and should probably review at some point on the blog...)

(Have a favorite series of your own? Or an artist? Character? Submit your own set of 7 covers by sending me small files (i.e. 72 dpi for the web) to ferret at ferretpress dot com and include "7 covers" in the subject line. Also, let me know if you have a blog or website you'd like me to link to.)

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Tuesday, December 01, 2009
 
  Posted by Dara on 12/01/2009 08:36:00 PM :

       7 Covers: Moon Knight #1

Around the Ferret Press/PANEL clubhouse, we have a little game called "Moon Knight for Andy". Well, actually, there is no clubhouse and no such game. But there should be. See, fellow PANELista Andy Bennett dislikes Moon Knight. Like, really, really dislikes the character. So we take every opportunity we get to talk about Moon Knight on this blog.

Case in point: this edition of 7 Covers not only features Moon Knight, but more specifically, it features 7 different #1 issues of various Moon Knight series.





You're welcome, Andy.

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Sunday, November 15, 2009
 
  Posted by Dara on 11/15/2009 04:35:00 PM :

       7 Covers: Samurai

Since last week I showed you some oddball ninja comics, I thought I'd keep with the theme and showcase some weird-ass samurai covers next. Here you go:



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