Jesse Marinoff Reyes ( Jesse Marinoff Reyes Design, Maplewood, N.J.)
most of the time I just want to showcase an old comic book, with or without commentary, and this will be the forum. I grew up with comic books in what is historically the Silver Age (1956-1970) and Bronze Age (1970-1985) of comics, and have a deep affection and professional respect for the creators of that era—fueling my own tenure in comic books as a designer/editor in the early-1990s, and shaping my tastes as an art director overall. I still collect comic books, though much of what is produced today hardly meets the standards that the over-abused and under-appreciated Masters of the past rendered so effortlessly, or should I say professionally. You will find them here, very much appreciated.
( above) T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agent Dynamo
Tower Comics, March 1967 issue, #3
Illustration: Wally Wood (1927-1981)
One of the covers for a short-lived (four issues) series, spun-off from the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents parent series—but all had Wally Wood covers.
( above) Weird Worlds
DC Comics, July 1973 issue, #6
Illustration: Michael Wm Kaluta (b. 1947)
It only lasted 10 issues (with only the first seven featuring the sci-fi adventure heroes created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, thusly “Tarzan Presents…”), but I devoured each and every issue of the continuing adventures of John Carter of Mars and David Innes lost in Pellucidar (from ERB’s novel, At the Earth’s Core). The last three issues introduced Howard Chaykin’s sword & sorcery/sci-fi hero, Iron Wolf.