- Full Description
Fantasy art's most popular painter was also one of the most popular comic book illustrators during the industry’s golden age. Telling Stories: The Classic Comic Art of Frank Frazetta celebrates the rare and largely forgotten stories created five decades ago by this iconic artist. These jungle adventures, true-life tales of heroism, and dreamy love stories not only exhibit the skill of a master craftsman but also provide tantalizing glimpses of where the young artist’s career would ultimately take him.
This offers the complete Thunda tales, his best romance works, such as "Untamed Love", "Empty Heart," "A Love of My Own," "The Wrong Road" and "Too Late for Love." Ironically some of these often dismissed romance stories offer some of his finest works, with shapely women, nude statues, and lots of implied lust. Then we have heroic works, such as war comics from Heroic Comics; adventure, with White Indian, the long-running series for ME. We have: "Squeeze Play," complete with a special introduction, his one and only solo-drawn story for EC. Here's Captain Comet, a rare SF story with Al Williamson; Judy of the Jungle, a pre-Thunda Africa adventure; and some of his best and most obscure works from the late 1940s, one, two and three page classics.
All the stories have been newly colored, giving them each a fresh quality that highlights rather than obscures the art, as the original coloring often did. The long 18-page introduction offers an overview of Frank's comic book work, from his first in Tally Ho Comics to his rare solo work for the Warren magazines and Witzend. It is beautifully illustrated, including from the original black and white pages.
This is an as-new Publisher's File Copy from Underwood Books. This deluxe edition is bound in two kinds of leather, with a gilt-embossed cover. The cloth traycase has a full color image from one of Frank's Buck Rogers covers embossed on the front, and gold-embossed titles around it. The "regular" super deluxe was limited to 200 numbered copies. This subset edition is limited to 26 LETTERED copies, and includes an extra full color print, on special paper, reproducing in full color the cover of Weird Science Fantasy #29, Frank's only solo cover for EC.
Note: We noticed upon opening one of these sealed copies, there is some offsetting of the black ink on the edges of both sets of endpapers and in the rear, on the blank back of the free endpaper. We noticed this to a lesser extent with the numbered edition, so it seems it may be common to all these leather-bound copies. It's a minor issue, but we want to point it out that no copy may be "perfect" in this respect, since I expect this is common to all copies. Since we do not want to open up any more shrink-wrapped copies, be aware of this -- these copies are as-is.
We found just ONE copy of this on the internet, and no copies of the numbered edition at all. The one lettered copy was listed at $3000.
Note: We pay the shipping on any order of $300 or more, in the U.S. Thus there is no shipping charge on this book.
- Additional Information
Item Code TELSSDL Publisher Underwood Books Publish Date 2008 ISBN 9781599290201 Print Status Out of Print Condition There is some offsetting of the black ink on the edges of both sets of endpapers and in the rear on the blank back of the free endpaper. We wanted to point out that these may not be "perfect" copies. Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 9x12 # Pages 192pg Color Partial Color