9/26/16

A Smorgasbord Of Vintage Halloween Covers

Halloween is an awesome time of year. It's a long-standing American tradition that has found its way to almost every country in the world. Whether you celebrate Halloween or not, you can't deny that it brings out the creative thinking in everyone.

Some of the offerings below include magazine and comic covers that pretty tell the three extremes that Halloween can insight. There's the sexy costumes, the innocence of children trick or treating and the downright scary and spooky nature of the holiday.





9/20/16

50s Hot Rod and Classic Car Covers

Well, we're back with some more classic car and hot rod magazine covers that really blew our minds. Engineering in the 50s was a time of exploration and discovery. For car enthusiasts, it led to some of the most beautifully designed vehicles in history.

We don't quite see the curves in today's vehicles as they really don't give us that feeling that we get when looking at a classic car. That being said, innovation is respected and these magazines helped car lovers learn how to get the best out of their awesome machines.

So, take a look at some of the awesome 1950's car magazine covers from, Hot Rod, Science and Mechanics and more.





9/13/16

Reliving The Bettie Page Comics

Bettie Mae Page was one of the most famous pin-up models of the 50s. She was so famous that her likeliness was translated into a comic book character who found herself in titillating adventures. 

Darkhorse Comics was the publisher responsible for the Bettie Page comics that had the pin-up model in very skimpy outfits. She would unconsciously save the world on many occasions as she jumped around from shoot to shoot.

To this day one of the Bettie Page animations have been adapted to an animation style, interactive reading experience on the Darkhorse Comics website. You can check it out by clicking here. Check out some of the Bettie Page comic covers and photos below.






9/6/16

Vintage 1950 Comic Covers: Tales From The Crypt

It's not October yet but you can feel the spookiness approaching as the month creeps closer. Perhaps now is the perfect time to revisit one of the 50s most popular horror comics "Tales From The Crypt."

Bill Gaines is the mastermind behind Tales From The Crypt as he was the publisher and co-editor of EC comics. Gaines work revolved around the worlds of science fiction, satire, war and of course, horror.  

Gaines was on KP patrol in World War II after being rejected by the U.S. Army, Coast Guard and Navy. He earned KP duty by requesting to be drafted during a tumultuous time in U.S. history. 

After leaving the service he took over the show at EC following the death of his father Maxwell Gaines. So started Bill's incredible reign at EC producing some of the most memorable content, such as Tales From The Crypt.

What creeps us out the most about Tales From The Crypt wasn't always the stories. It was at many times the terrifying faces of The Crypt-Keeper, The Old Witch and The Vault-Keeper. But enough history, check out some of the classic covers from Tales From The Crypt below.