Friday, August 31, 2012

White Man Heap Interested

Friday Comic Book Day.

Roy Thomas has been contracted to produce a series of comic book reprints for PS Art Books. After their succesful run reprinting of the Harvey Horror titles they are branching out to ACG horror and Hillman's The Heap. From the ads, I can't really see what the contents of these books will be and you must see for yourself what you want to order and where. But even it is only Heap stories, there will be a lot to enjoy. The character is great, the stories aren't too bad and the art is by the best the early fifties had to offer in realistic artists influenced by Milt Caniff. Here is a samplong from the fifth series of Airboy Comics, which is where the Heap had his own regular spot. I had always thought Ernie Schroeder was the Heap artist and as good as he is, after a couple of stories I fall asleep. But there is a lot more to be found. In my samples alone, you'll find Carmine Infantino, Leonard Starr and Mike Roy - who all wet on to bigger and better things (or had them behind them).

































































More tomorrow. Have to go to bed now.

3 comments:

Daniel [oeconomist.com] said...

Airboy_Comics_v5_03__1948___c2c___Freddyfly___Darkmark_DCP_.cbr%2B-%2BPage%2B21.jpg appears to be missing from the first story.

Daniel [oeconomist.com] said...

Airboy_Comics_v05__06__24pgs__BHComics.cbz%2B-%2BPage%2B22.jpg appears to be missing from the fourth story.

Kirk G said...

Wonderful examples. Thank you so much for posting them for those of us who had no idea just what "The Heap" was or what it was about.
"Man-Thing" and "Swamp-Thing" are certainly drawn from this rich history.