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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Epic Illustrated #1

This post features the cover and a couple of nice little gems from issue one of Epic Illustrated. The cover is by the hand of the mighty Frank Frazetta and is titled "Seven Romans." As always, just click on the images to enlarge...

I think it's fair to say that this little three page, fully painted strip by Bob Larkin, captured the zeitgeist of the late 1970's and early 1980's. At the apogee of the cold war the threat of total destruction seemed very real and imminent. I vividly remember standing in a Kroger grocery store in Lebenon, Ky. and reading this fresh off the magazine rack. All the way home to my mother and stepfather's farmhouse I was almost shaking with fear...




http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Larkin

This magical little one page strip by Mirko Ilic should be required reading in schools...


2 comments:

  1. I remember that issue of Epic and that strip. That was excellent! That strip was an eye opener. Wish he had kept doing some comics. What an illustrator and a fantastic point of view. Of course, Starlin's Metamorphosis Odyssey was in there, too. Wish Marvel still published work that exciting.

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