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Directed by Terri Timely / Produced by Sophie Harris / Edited by Amanda Larson / Photography Direction by Donavan Sell / Production Coordination by Ayesha Janmohamed / Transcription by Simone Tolmie / With special thanks to John Gapper
Today’s classic cover from the Lizard Collection is issue #11 of Fantasy Masterpieces, an anthology series in which Marvel reprinted some of their earlier comics. After this issue the title was changed from “Fantasy Masterpieces” to “Marvel Super-Heroes.”
The inside back cover is another type of classic, an advertisement for Fords, Chevrolets, and Dodges “below wholesale!!”
Tonight’s classic cover from the Lizard Collection: issue #5 of Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD, published in October 1968. The gorgeous psychedelic cover is by the great Jim Steranko, who also wrote the story and pencilled the interior artwork.
Our copy of this book is in very fine to near mint condition, with an almost flawless cover, white paper, and super-bright inks. It looks and feels like it just came off the rack today.
Tonight’s cover photo from the Lizard Collection is Creepy #16, published in August 1967, featuring an exceptional painting by the late Frank Frazetta. Click the image to see an enlarged version of Frazetta’s painting, isolated from the rest of the cover.