Friday, October 16, 2009

Famous First Fridays: Alex Nino's U.S. Premiere

Ol' Groove has made no secret of the fact that Alex Nino is one of my all-time favorite comicbook artists. His loose, hip, psychedelic style just has that certain "it" factor that blows me away. As part of the first wave of Filipino artists to storm U.S. comics, Nino's touch made DC's mystery/horror titles evermore cool with his presence. Well, today is the day I get to lay Alex's DC debut on ya, something I've been waiting a long time to do--since I was savin' it for the Halloween Countdown, don'tcha know. From House of Mystery #204 (May 1972), here's "To Die for Magda!", written by Carl Wessler.

4 comments:

  1. Boy, did this bring back memories. Seriously. I had read years ago, but had all but forgetten it. Looking at the scans brought it all back to me. Thanks for posting it!

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  2. from one nino fan to another, thanks much for posting this. i have never seen it before, it's a good one! :)

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  3. I am just becoming acquainted with Nino's work, and I love it! Thanks for posting those scans, I had fun looking at them!!

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  4. Glad you dug it, folks! More Nino to come--you bet!

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