Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Slight Of The Iguana?

Here's another foreign comic book cover which dips into the vast catalog of the late great Frank Frazetta for inspiration and a bit more. To be fair, they did ditch the scythe and add fangs.

Here is the image in its original usage as the cover for the eleventh issue of Vampirella in 1971.

But the critical question is left unaddressed on the Tarzan cover. Where is the iguana?

Here is another post in which I looked at how a poster made use of this same Frazetta image. 

UPDATE: As spotted by Staz Johnson (see comments section) the Tarzan figure on the cover at the top is a lift from Frazetta's rendition of John Carter on this utterly wonderful slipcase from the early 70's. Thanks for the spot Staz.

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  1. Good spot. The figure of Tarzan in that image is ripped off from this Frazetta John Carter painting too..(copy & paste may be necessary)

    1. You are so right. I don't know why I didn't see it. I'm going to add that to the post. Thanks for clue.

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