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Category Archives: Nerd Art

Pulp Corner: Men’s Adventure Magazine Covers

I’ve been the Evil Geeks curator for all things pulp. It’s a genre that I find unwaveringly fascinating. I think what I like the most about it is the adventure element of that era. Jim Steranko’s Raiders Of The Lost Ark concept art sums up visually what it is about it that makes me love it so much. When I first stumbled upon the men’s adventure magazines of the 1950’s and 60’s it was like finding a time capsule full of everything that made the genre great.

The magazine covers are full of absurd art with many reoccurring themes. Rugged men battling animals, scantily clad women captured and ready to be sacrificed deep in the jungle, nazi mad men torturing anyone that can get their hands on, aloof cowboys, war scenes etc. It’s all a bit gonzo in the best possible way. The headlines and the titles of the magazines are another thing you can marvel at. Many of these publications are incredibly sexist and obviously targeted for the men of the era so you certainly have to take it all with a grain of salt.

It has since become a bit of a hobby for me to track down these covers. I just find them endlessly entertaining and the amount that exist is staggering. So strap yourself in and get ready to go back in time as I share some of my favorites with you.

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Evil Geeks Art Gallery – It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Men Finale

Appreciators of fine art that we are here at the ever-growing Evil Geeks Art Gallery, no manner of media is beyond of grasp. Sure, we are renowned for our collection of priceless recreations of pop fiction’s treasured moments, but classic cinema, fashion, and most certainly television in today’s Golden Age. And with the finale of AMC’s stellar series Mad Men only a day away, we decided to commemorate our shared love for this fine filmic serial with a poster. A poster celebrating the eight years of fantastic programming to which we’ve been treated. Naturally, this job was not to be left to amateurs.

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The Evil Geeks Top 5 Silver Age Comic Covers

We’ve talked here about our favorite covers on many occasions in the past, but it’s time we showed a little respect to the books that set the stage for the comics on which we were raised and the ones we’ve found in recent years. So buckle up for a bombastic ballyhoo of the best and brightest sequential showcases the swinging sixties saw fit to print. Man, talking like Stan Lee is exhausting. No wonder he’s looked worn out for 50+ years now.

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Secret Six #1 , May 1968, Frank Springer

The cover of this debut issue is remarkable in that it’s also the first page of the actual story. I’ve always been fascinated with that notion, it’s not just some pin-up but in fact your first taste of the action. Sure, Secret Six was never one of DC’s hottest comics (certainly not in the Silver Age), but it’ll always have a place in history because of this cover.

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Forgotten Movie Poster Of The Day 5/6/15

I’m trying out something a little different with this new series. I’m attempting to highlight classic movie posters of yesteryear but not the ones you’d be use to seeing. I want to show you ones that might be a bit left of center, hailing from various countries that never became familiar to American moviegoers. Our first entry belongs to the Australian movie poster for The Temple Of Doom.

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I love that the perimeter of the poster is filled with action scenes from the movie really highlighting the style of the old Hollywood Epics. This really helps to tap into the vibe that Lucas and Spielberg were going for and arguably does a better job than the standard poster we are all familiar with.

Check in with us again as we continue to showcase film posters that should have gotten their due.

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Mark Page’s Steampunk Art

On a recent trip to Walt Disney World I couldn’t resist stopping in the Art Of Disney store. I have a love affair with art and a serious problem of buying too much without enough space to in my apartment to hang it all (more reason to buy a house you say?). However, when I stumbled upon one particular piece of art, I did a double take.

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Am I seeing a steampunk version of Uncle Scrooge’s car? Furthermore it’s a time machine? Huey, Luey and Deuy are there too so does that somehow make this DuckTales related? I didn’t need to know anything else because I bought that print immediately.

The artist turns out to be Mark Page a Disney Imagineer oh and there’s more, so much more.

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Gone Bingewatchin’

We’ve got some serious television viewing to tackle today, so we’re entering Low Content Mode for the duration of the weekend. However, here’s a fun activity with which you can while away the days!

Messrs Biff Tannen and Martian Luthor Kang each drew versions of this Daredevil illustration in anticipation of the release of the Netflix Original Series, how many differences can you find between the two?  Show your work.

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Podcast to follow Monday morning!

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