Monday, July 6, 2009
Frazetta- Tally Ho! Comics #nn (December 1944, Swappers Quarterly)
Like most folks my age, I discovered the amazing works of the legendary Frank Frazetta via the covers of various Warren Publications, such as CREEPY, EERIE, etc, and his paperback cover artwork, specifically his iconic pieces done for characters connected to the works of Robert E. Howard, such as CONAN the BARBARIAN...
Don't even get me started on the Molly Hatchet album covers...being an unsuspecting and naive young metalhead in the early 1980s, I mistakenly thought that the tone of the fabulous Frank Frazetta "Death Dealer" covers of the albums reflected the sound of the music. My first experience listening to "Flirtin' With Disaster" proved that to be a mistake...LOL!
Anyways, here's a delightfully insane little piece of history, Tally Ho! Comics from 1944 featuring Frazetta's first published comics artwork....it's the Snowman, a wooden idol (who resembles a snowman, naturally) who comes to life to combat the evil machinations of standard issue bad guy The Fang. From what I've been able to gather, this was the Snowman's first and only appearance...and the world is just a little bit sadder because of it....
Tally Ho!- Frazetta's Snowman CBR file