Indie Cover Spotlight: Airboy #13 and #22

Here’s another fun 80s series that I’ve featured multiple times on ICS, and this week I’m doing a two-fer:

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Issue #13 was published by Eclipse Comics in January, 1987, under a cover by the stellar Tim Truman.

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Most of the Airboy issues had fantastic, action-packed covers, and #22 is no exception. Published May, 1987, this issue features a cover by Ron Wagner.

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    Indie Cover Spotlight: Gregory III & IV

    I’ve featured Marc Hempel’s bittersweet book Gregory before, and today you get a two-fer of one of the most underrated dark humor series ever:

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    Volume 3 was published in 1993 by DC’s Piranha Press imprint.

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    And volume 4, the last in the series, came out later that same year.

    I suspect Hempel owns the rights to this book (at least, I hope it’s free and clear of any legal entanglements) so maybe some day some publisher will put together an omnibus collection of this fantastic series.

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      Indie Cover Spotlight: The Massive #30

      Brian Woods’ The Massive recently ended its 30 issue run, so in honor of a pretty good little series, I’m featuring the cover for its final issue:

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      This issue was published in December, 2014. The cover art is by the super talented John Paul Leon, who provided all the covers for the series. Although the last story arc seemed a bit rushed, I still enjoyed the series as a whole and thought the ending was appropriate to the tone of the book.

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        Indie Cover Spotlight: Lots O’ Christmas Covers!

        Merry Christmas, loyal blog readers. In honor of today’s holiday, here’s a bevy of weird independent comic book covers that have something to do with Christmas:

        Art: Dan Fraga. Published: 1996, Maximum press

        Art: Dan Fraga. Published: 1996, Maximum press

        Art: James O'Barr. Published: 1989, Caliber Press.

        Art: James O’Barr. Published: 1989, Caliber Press.

        Art: unknown. Published: 1991, Vortex.

        Art: unknown. Published: 1991, Vortex.

        Art: Dave Stevens. Published: 1988, Comico.

        Art: Dave Stevens. Published: 1988, Comico.

        Art: . Published: .

        Art: Dan Day . Published: 1999, ACG.

        Art: Mike Deodato Jr. Published: 1995, Image Comics.

        Art: Mike Deodato Jr. Published: 1995, Image Comics.

        I don’t know which cover is more disturbing, the Christmas Horror Special, or the horrible anatomy on the Glory cover where she’s giving a handjob to a snowman…

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          Indie Cover Spotlight: Dragonring #13 (vol. 2)

          This week, I’m revisiting a title I’ve featured several times before, the high adventure series Dragonring, from Aircel publishing:

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          This issue came out in November of 1987, and featured some of the earliest artwork of Dale Keown, who would go on to a short-lived superstardom on Marvel’s The Incredible Hulk, and his own indie series, The Pitt.

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            Indie Cover Spotlight: The Nocturnals #2

            A couple of painted covers in the spotlight this week, starting with Dan Brereton’s The Nocturnals #2:

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            Published in 1995 by Bravura, the creator-owned imprint of Malibu. Brereton was probably the highest profile painter when it came to comics in the 90s, doing works for Eclipse, Malibu, DC, Marvel, and more. I loved this series, with its gorgeous visuals and fun occult/horror storylines.

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