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When Frank Cho Got to Hold Jonathan Ross’s Frank Frazetta Original Art

Frank Cho is in London this week, with friends, for a variety of Sherlock Homes-related events. He’s just signed a bunch of his work at Forbidden Planet, but he’s finding all sorts of distractions. Such as palling with Britain’s Head Geek, broadcaster, comedian and host Jonathan Ross, and his eye-watering gallery of original comic book […]


‘Vampirella’ Tarot Cards To Hit Shelves By Halloween

Following a successful two-week Kickstarter campaign, Dynamite Entertainment has their first game offering with the launch of the new Vampirella tarot cards. To celebrate the artistic history of the horror icon Vampirella, the publisher has put together a fully-functioning tarot card deck that uses the images of the 1969 Vampirella Magazine in a unique collectible. Created in 1969, Vampirella has thrived for nearly […]

Bleeding Cool Celebrates LGBTQ Creators For Pride Month

This Pride Month has seen a little bit of controversy in the world of comics, but it’s not all doom and gloom. Pride is a time for the LGBTQ community to stand for their rights, equality, and thoughtful representation, as well as a time to remember the struggles we’ve gone through to get here — […]

Classic Vampirella Images To Be Used In Tarot Card Deck

Dynamite Entertainment has announced a new Kickstarter campaign, which will take iconic images of Vampirella and make a functional Tarot Card Deck. Expected to ship in October, this unique 78-card art deco inspired deck that embraces the vintage look encapsulated in the classic Vampirella Magazine covers. The campaign will run between today, May 31st, and the morning of June […]

On This Day In Pop Culture History For February 9

Welcome to a new column here at Bleeding Cool, where we will be looking at important comics/film/tv/whatever is interesting facts for the date at hand! History is important, and we aim to educate here at Bleeding Cool. So, without further ado: Here are some things that have happened on February 9: 1870: US Army establishes US […]

Torro Studios Crafts Limited Edition Frazetta’s Barbarian Mask

Came across this today and it seems like a great gift idea for Frank Frazetta fans (with some extra cash). Torro Studios have crafted a limited run of Frazetta’s Barbarian Collectible Masks, based on one of the most iconic images in sci-fi / fantasy. The masks are limited to a run of only 100, are […]

An Exclusive Look Inside The Art Of Painted Comics

Dynamite has a new coffee table book coming out this week that focuses on the art of painted comics. That’s even the title, Art of Painted Comics. The book is written by Christopher Lawrence and takes a look at the works of painters like Alex Ross, Frank Frazetta, Joe Jusko, Bill Sienkiewicz and many more. […]

The Largest Frank Frazetta Sale Ever, On This Friday

Most of the work of legendary illustrator Frank Frazetta is sold privately these days. Recent sales include a Conan The Destroyer painting for $1.5 million, Conan The Conqueror for $1 million. The cover to Weird Fantasy #29 sold for $380,000, while a John Carter/Swords of Mars painting sold for $350,000. On December 11th, Profile In History will be auctioning […]

Frank Frazetta Superman Sketch Sells For Over $35,000

It was estimated at selling between $10-$20,000 at a recent auction at Hake’s. But this Superman sketch by Frank Frazetta sold for a lot more, $35,420.   The auction also saw another Superman piece, a rare Superman linen-mounted one-sheet for the movie serial released by Columbia in 1948, sell for $16,761. While the Official Green Hornet Working Black Beauty Dashboard boxed Remco […]


Swipe File: Frank Frazetta And Gearhearts

The image to the left features in Gearhearts: Steam-Punk & Glamor Revue #1 page 11 from comics publisher Antarctic Press. The image on the right is from Legacy: Selected Paintings & Drawings by Frank Frazetta. Note the removal of signature along the way… no credit was given to Frazetta… In Swipe File we present two or more images […]

Robert Rodriguez’s Fire And Ice Remake Heads To Sony

According to Deadline, we have a positive story featuring Sony for the first time in weeks. The studio has made a deal that gives them Robert Rodriguez’s upcoming live-action remake of Fire And Ice. The original animated film was by Ralph Bakshi and legendary artist Frank Frazetta based on Frazetta’s artwork. Sony hopes to use the […]



Swipe File: Rick Parker And Frank Frazetta’s Weird Fantasies

From Papercutz artist Rick Parker (also former Marvel letterer and artist on Marvel’s Beavis and Butt-head), we have Weird Zombie-Fantasy… And from Frank Frazetta, we have Weird Science-Fantasy from EC. Rick Parker explains the genesis of this incredibly detailed parody cover: “I was a kid in the mid 50’s when those EC covers and MAD […]

$5.8 Million In Sales at 100% Sell-Through Comic And Art Auction

The Don and Maggie Thompson Pedigree collection (originally mentioned here) ended up bringing in $835,384.00 as part of a $5.8 million 100% sell-through comic and comic art event at Heritage Auctions. All 1,700 lots sold during the auction held Nov 21-23 in Beverly Hills. The top selling comic of the day was Tales of Suspense […]

Don And Maggie Thompson’s Million Dollar Collection To Go To Auction

Don and Maggie Thompson have an amazing and important history as part of the comic book industry. In 1960 they put out a mimeographed one-sheet called Harbinger, it told about their upcoming project, one of the earliest fanzines called Comic Art. The fanzine ran irregularly from 1961 to 1968. In 1967 they started another magazine […]

Frank Frazetta And Arthur Suydam Artwork Stolen

Two pieces of artwork were stolen from Arthur Suydam’s studio it seems. Firstly, this full colour gouche painting, Alien Genocide, by Arthur Suydam. And secondly this ink sketch, Little Devil. If you know the whereabouts of either, you can contact   suyd@earthlink.net, 212 475 4840    

Frank Frazetta’s Thun’Da #1: A Writers Commentary by Robert Napton

Robert Napton writes for Bleeding Cool. Thun’Da is published by Dynamite Entertainment; PAGE 1-2 I wanted to start us in mid-action, much like the original Frank Frazetta/Gardner Fox story did. There’s a fascinating serial adaptation of Thun’da from 1952 staring the great Buster Crabbe called KING OF THE CONGO, which was incidentally Buster Crabbe’s very […]