Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Devilina is Coming...

OK, that sounds a bit kinky...
...but, while prepping the pages for this blog, we discovered most of the stories in Devilina have nudity!
We're a PG-13 site, don't want to get "walled off" with a warning page, so, we've decided to run the two tales featuring Devilina herself as the protaganist to finish the week.
(There's no nudity)
You'll see them tomorrow and Friday.
BTW, you may note from the house ad above, rendered by Devilina creator/writer/illustrator Ric Estrada, that the book was originally-titled Tales of the Socrceress! this ad by Ernie Colon, who was the primary cover artist for the company at the beginning, attests.
Colon also did this house ad featuring characters from various titles.
Trivia: Devilina was created to compete with Vampirella, but failed after only two issues.
The cover of Devilina's first issue was reused as the cover for the next-to-last issue of Vampirella's original run...
See you tomorrow...

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

DEVILINA "Lost Tomb of Nefertiri"

They say a boy's best friend is his mummy...
...especially this one, who gives new meaning to "femme fatale"!
This tale from Atlas/Seaboard's Devilina #1 (1975), written by Gabe Levy and illustrated by Pablo Marcos, is easily as good as anthing Marvel or Warren was doing at the time.
A shame the company only lasted a year...
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Monday, August 29, 2016

DEVILINA "Merchants of Evil!"

Join us for a week-long mini-marathon of never-reprinted horror tales...
...from the short-lived Atlas/Seaboard b/w mag Devilina!
This John (Jonah Hex) Albano-written and Jack Sparling-illustrated story hasn't been seen by American audiences since its' initial publication in Seaboard's Devilina #1 (1975).
Founded by former Marvel Comics publisher Martin Goodman in 1974, Seaboard planed to go head-to-head with Marvel, DC, and Warren in both four-color comics and b/w magazines.
Devilina was a counterpoint to Vampirella, with a title character who had her own adventures and also served as host to an anthology of horror tales.
Unfortunately, in those pre-internet and comic book shop days, the only venues for the books were the classic newsstand/candy store/drugstore comic spinners and magazine racks, which were already overflowing with titles from existing publishers!
A new company without a single well-known character didn't stand a chance, and no Seaboard title lasted more than four issues!
Be here tomorrow for more never-reprinted horror!
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