Tag Archives: reed crandall

SDCC 2023: Vampirella’s Frazetta Family Legacy Continues!

Just over 50 years ago, the one and only Vampirella made her debut under an iconic cover and contributions to her design from Frank Frazetta, the master of modern fantasy art. Now today Dynamite is excited to announce the next step in that legacy, as Frank’s grandaughter Sara Frazetta takes on the Daughter of Drakulon as both writer and cover artist of a prestige series due out this fall and winter. Don’t miss Vampirella: Dead Flowers!

As a co-founder of the Frazetta Girls, Sara has carried on her grandfather’s legacy with licensing, merchandising, education, and taking on the artistic mantle herself. For this new title she is joined by co-writer and occult detective Bob Freeman and stunning artist Alberto Locatelli.

One of Vampirella’s age-old nemeses finally gives up the ghost, and that leads her to his rural Gothic estate of Rookhaven to hear out the last will and testament. Along the way, readers will get to meet the manor’s eclectic staff, from a mysterious groundskeeper and his even more cryptic young daughter, the sinister and enigmatic Mr. Frey, and more.

As mentioned, Sara Frazetta is not only writing the series, but follows in her family footsteps with a cover herself. She’s joined by Lucio Parrillo, Collette Turner, Ergün Gündüz, and interior artist Alberto Locatelli on additional covers. Plus, beloved cosplayer Rachel Hollon and a special “icon” presentation of the original Frazetta painting are available too.

In addition to the new series, Dynamite is releasing an amazing new vision of the very first Vampirella magazine appearance. This time and for the first time, rather than a straight facsimile approach of Frazetta’s cover, fan-favorite artist Matt DiMasi has been brought in for one of his “shattered” covers! Inside are the same history-making 64 pages that include Vampirella’s genesis as well as contributions by Neal Adams, Reed Crandall, Tom Sutton, Ernie Colon, and more. This unique collage or mosaic styled piece of art in homage to Frank’s masterpiece is an incredibly unique presentation of one of the biggest key issues!

VAMPIRELLA: DEAD FLOWERS #1 is slated for release in October 2023.

Descend into horror with new Creepy and Eerie Archives!

Gather your wooden stakes and silver bullets because the Creepy and Eerie Archives are coming back to shelves! Dark Horse Books and New Comic Company present new paperback editions of the groundbreaking horror collections of Creepy magazine and its cousin, Eerie. The New York Times bestselling collections will be printed in their original 8.5” x 11” size and include original letters pages, text features, and ads.

Creepy Archives Volume 1 TPB arrives in comics shops April 26, 2023 and in bookstores May 9, 2023. This terrifying tome unearths Creepy magazine issues #1–#5, featuring tales of horror, murder, and the macabre by comics legends Archie Goodwin, Frank Frazetta, Al Williamson, Reed Crandall, Alex Toth, Joe Orlando, and more.

Eerie Archives Volume 1 TPB lands in comic shops June 6, 2023 and in bookstores June 6, 2023. This grim grimoire reanimates Eerie magazine #1–#5 and features the ultra-rare Eerie #1, of which only 200 original copies were printed. These frightful fables feature the work of comics giants Archie Goodwin, Frank Frazetta, Steve Ditko, Angelo Torres, Gray Morrow, Gene Colan, and more.

Creepy Archives Volumes 1 and 2 and Eerie Archives Volume 1 are now available for pre-order from your local comic shop and bookstore for $19.99 each. 

Preview: Crime Comics Confidential

Crime Comics Confidential

(W) Various (A) John Buscema, Alex Toth, Gene Colan, Bernie Krigstein, Reed Crandall, Everett Raymond Kinstler, VARIOUS
In Shops: Sep 01, 2021
SRP: $39.99

Relive the days when gangsters ruled the streets in this gripping collection of notorious vintage pre-Code crime comics!

True life criminals Al Capone, Legs Diamond, Pretty Boy Floyd, Dutch Schultz, Lucky Luciano, and John Dillinger are featured alongside colorful pulp fiction characters with rods ablaze. These mobsters flaunted their sexy gun molls and ill-gotten gains of big cars and fancy suits, living outside the law until getting their just desserts in the end.

Features masterful creators Charles Biro, Dick Briefer, John Buscema, Gene Colan, Jack Cole, Reed Crandall, Fred Guardineer, Everett Raymond Kinstler, Bernie Krigstein, Mort Meskin, Bob Powell, John Prentice, Mike Sekowsky, Leonard Starr, Marvin Stein, Alex Toth, and many others. These Senate-investigated stories are fully restored-over 20 full comic stories in all!

Crime Comics Confidential

Preview: Vampirella #1 1969 Replica Edition

Vampirella #1 1969 Replica Edition

writer: Forrest J. Ackerman, Don Glut, Nicola Cuti
artists: Frank Frazetta, Tom Sutton, Billy Graham, Reed Crandall, Neal Adams, Mike Royer, Tony Tallarico, Ernie Colon
cover: Frank Frazetta
FC | 66 pages | Horror | $6.99 | Teen +

This special reprint includes every story and even advertisements exactly as they looked half a century ago! An essential part of a Vampirella collection, and far cheaper than an original!

Warren’s sharp-eyed editors assembled the best talents across the world to write and draw timeless stories. This first issue features a diverse range of masters including Neal Adams (Batman, Green Lantern), Reed Crandall (Blackhawk, EC Comics), longtime Jack Kirby inker Mike Royer and other greats Tom Sutton, Ernie Colon & Tony Tallarico. All under an unforgettable cover by Frank Frazetta.

Check out the Vampirella Archive HC series for more Warren Era Vampirella!

Vampirella #1 1969 Replica Edition

Preview: Reed Crandall’s EC Stories Artist’s Edition HC

Reed Crandall’s EC Stories Artist’s Edition HC

Various (w) • Reed Crandall (a & c)

Reed Crandall was one of the greatest comic artists of the Golden Age. His work graced the covers and pages of National Comics (drawing the iconic Uncle Sam, as well as Blackhawk, Doll Man and many others). Legendary for his remarkable talents as a draftsman, he was the quintessential “Artist’s Artist.”

This Artist’s Edition focuses on Crandall’s remarkable EC Comics stories, including many that are outright classics. And like all the award-winning Artist’s Editions, this book was scanned entirely from the original art—if you are a fan of Crandall’s work, there IS NO better way to view it!

HC • BW • $150.00 • 144 pages • 15” x 22”  • ISBN: 978-1-63140-894-6

Yoe And IDW Lift The Ban On “Zombies”!

The Chilling Archives of Horror Comics open for another epic dose of terror May 30th!

[Zombies Cover]San Diego, CA (May 29, 2012) – In the shuffling, deranged footsteps of Dick Briefer’s Frankenstein and Bob Powell’s Terror comes a thrilling, spine-tingling collection of classic, taboo horror comics.  Hitting shelves with a vengeance tomorrow, IDW Publishing and Yoe Books are proud to present ZOMBIES!

It’s difficult to imagine an era where work from comics titans like Wally Wood, Gene Colan, Bob Powell, Reed Crandall, Jack Cole, and Lou Cameron was kept away from readers, but these 1950’s zombie tales were so terrifying, parents and politicians the nation over made sure they were banned!

Conjured back to print by Eisner-winning Editor and designer Craig Yoe, these classic, lost tales are being reproduced in astonishing detail in a beautiful hardcover edition that belies the unstoppable, macabre forces within!

Complete with an introduction by the book’s co-Editor Steve “Karswell” Banes, host of the popular “The Horrors of It All” vintage comics blog, ZOMBIES is a must-own tome for lovers of the undead!

ZOMBIES ($21.99, 148 pages, hard cover, full color) will be available in comic book stores May 29, 2012. ISBN 978-1-61377-213-3.

Visit IDWPublishing.com to learn more about the company and its top-selling books. IDW can also be found at http://www.facebook.com/#!/idwpublishing and http://tumblr.idwpublishing.com/and on Twitter at @idwpublishing.

About IDW Publishing

IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s DOCTOR WHO; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coasts Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, and Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot, while Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.