Friday, August 20, 2010

Grand Adventure

What a grand adventure style Bob Lubbers brought to Fiction House comix back in the golden age—full of DANGER, MYSTERY, ACTION, & ROMANCE (and I'm not kidding).

The golden age was so much more than just superheroes. I love the sense of believability and the depth of space and perspective on covers like this:


2 comments:

joe bloke said...

aw, Bob Lubbers! now, there's a name I haven't heard in a looong time. I remember he did a great issue of Movie Comics, with one of the Mickey Rooney Andy Hardy films in it. Brilliant. I don't have a scan of the cover anymore, but if you can find it ( I think it's # 3 ), check it out, and you can see the influence that Lubbers had on the late great Dave Stevens.

that cover, by the way? that's a great cover, that is.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Yes, indeed, it's as if Dave Stevens went back in time and sat in for Lubbers. Now there's a story someone should write up for the comix.

And yuh, Lubbers covers were eye-grabbers.