Thursday, December 6, 2018

Gods Almighty!





I love the work of the great Joe Staton and as much as I've been able to, I gobble up his early stuff. There's a ton over at DC I don't have, but his Charlton work is too pure and tasty to pass up. He did quite a bit of illustrating in his early career too for the science fiction mags and I'm on the prowl for those morsels as well when I can find them. But I don't have Gods, a trio of comics about the Greco-Roman gods put out by some small-time outfit called Quintessence Publications. The covers I've seen many times on the internet, in fact I didn't know they existed until the advent of the internet. They are pure Staton all right, lush with his early penchant for delightful squiggly lines. Above are the three published tomes along with the artwork for a proposed fourth. I don't know where I found these images, but they've been dancing around inside my computer for some time. Enjoy!

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  1. Hi Rip, you can actually get this series in Star*Reach #5-8, as it ran there also. Relatively cheaply on ebay, I'd suspect. The last part isn't by Joe, however, but by John Workman.

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    1. I did not know that! You sir are a scholar and gentleman, thanks muchly!

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    2. no probs - I have them , its a great series!

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