Looks like Maghella’s going to be experimented on

And she’s perhaps not going to like it. Bacchus’s explanation:

This is cover art from one of the nearly 150 Maghella fumetti comics published in Italy and France in the 1970s and 1980s. According to this Italian eBay auction it is issue #124 from 1979. On the cover is visible the text “Maghella. Vietato ai minori di seidici anni.” There is an Italian eBay auction here that offers a high quality reproduction of the cover art (without markings); the artist is identified by the seller as Renato Averardo Ciriello.

Reblogged from a 20 January 2014 post at Infernal Wonders.

Pre-code comics carried on the old pulp tradition

This is the cover from a series called Black Cat Mystery Comics, Issue #32, published December 1951. I hesitate to imagine what that poor girl is about to be plunged into. (A hot spring? Hell itself?) Details on the issue are thin, but there’s an entry for in in the Grand Comics Database here. This image is a reblog from a 16 November 2013 post at Infernal Wonders, itself originally picked up from the now sadly defunct tumblr Great Grotto.

The bad tube

The cover of Weird, Vol. 3, No. 1 (February 1966). I wasn’t able to find out too much about this production of Eerie Publications. The issue has an entry at the Comic Book Database, which gives the cover artist’s name as Chales Eber “Chic” Stone. As best I can tell, a lot of Weird’s stock-in-trade consisted of reprints of pre-Code horror comics.

Tumblr favorite #2761: Experimenting on Druuna

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My original tumblr post was here. I reblogged these comics pages from this tweet with the explanatory text “Tweeted by BD-adultes.com ‏@BdAdultes. Accompanying text ‘Druuna et le “docteur”’… Le tome 3 de la saga est disponible depuis hier chez BD-Adultes : https://t.co/s91LRrXIRH.“

Tumblr favorite #2740: Captain Science, carry that damsel!

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My original tumblr post was here. This image is the cover of Issue #2 of Captain Science, for which the Grand Comics Database entry is here. Captain Science was seven-issue series published in 1950-1 by a publisher called Youthful, whose catalog ran from Atomic Attack to Zowie! This image was first posted on Tumblr by Vintage Geek Culture, who added the following comment:

I’ve often wondered if Captain Science inspired Green Lantern. For one, they have identical origin stories: a bald alien with an unusual skin color crash lands in the American Southwest, who then summons a pilot and then gives him power (either a ring, or grants him advanced scientific knowledge via a teaching machine). Captain Science came out in 1951; GL came out in 1959.