Monday, June 25, 2012

Monster Monday: Supernatural Thrillers 6 (Headless Horseman) original art and cover by Gil Kane

When Supernatural Thrillers began in 1972, it was adapting material from well known authors and classic stories.

Gil Kane - Original Cover Art for Supernatural Thrillers #6 (Marvel, 1973)

In 1973, ST #6 featured the tale of the Headless Horseman.  A nice cover by Gil Kane highlights the action against Ichabod Crane.  The original artwork for this is a knockout!  Kane left room for the logo on top, but the way he positioned the drawing and captured the scene in action was masterful.

Gil Kane - Original Cover Art for Supernatural Thrillers #6 (Marvel, 1973) logo

Here is the artwork with the cover copy pasted up.  You gotta love the mascot for this series in the upper left--a dog (or wolf?) howling at the moon.

Supernatural Thrillers 6 Headless Horseman cover by Gil Kane 1973

And the cover as originally published in full color, where the horse looks demonic as well.  The interior story by Gary Friedrich and George Tuska attempted a modern take on the legend, which is why the cover blurb read He Haunts The Midnight Hills -- Today!  Nuff Said!

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