Thursday, June 9, 2016

AMAZON ART #6

I had to post this cover from BLACK CAT #9 because it references one of the interior features of the comic itself: lessons in which the titular heroine demonstrated various martial-arts moves for the delectation of the readers-- and to the irate condemnation of Frederic Wertham.


Friday, April 29, 2016

AMAZON ART #5

On television Supergirl has been enjoying something of a comeback, but I have to say that she doesn't have the best record regarding comic-book covers.

That said, here's one of the better ones to involve conflict between the "Maid of Steel" and her paternalistic cousin:




Sunday, April 17, 2016

AMAZON ART #4



GCD tentatively identifies this cover-- one of the more suspenseful images to spring out of the multitudinous "jungle girl" comics-genre-- as the work of classic-EC artist Jack Kamen.

Tiger Girl's adventures weren't up to the thrills of the original j-girl Sheena, but she did have one attribute that was probably unique: she had a mixed racial heritage, being half-Indian, half-Caucasian. Yo be sure, the only scene in which Tiger Girl's Indian father is seen depicts him with white skin, so it's a bit of a "give with one hand, take away with the other" situation. But at least this whip-wielding amazon wasn't an exact duplicate of every other female vine-swinger out there.

Monday, April 4, 2016

AMAZON ART #3

A page of nice Robin Ator interior art, from the short-lived 1980s B&W comic, which I covered in greater detail here.




Wednesday, March 9, 2016

AMAZON ART #2





Four issues of this Wildstorm "one-shot" were published in 2000, and to my knowledge the characters never appeared again. Lobdell's script is routine but artist Flores deserves credit for his gleefully absurd cheesecake-designs, particularly (left) a lady warrior whose armor leaves her belly cutely exposed, and (right) a futuristic nun wearing a slit-skirt.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

AMAZON ART #1



The cover to JUMBO COMICS #9 (1939), the first of the series to be totally focused upon Sheena, who remains the first "superstar-amazon" in the medium of comic books.

COVERS THUS FAR COVERED

The blog's original concept focused principally on comic-book covers (or interior art)  featuring the Amazon Archetype, and since I don't plan to write much text from now on, I decided to list the most significant art I've reprinted thus far-- always in keeping with "fair use"-- in which said archetype appears.

My personal aesthetic standouts seen thus far: