Not a CBCS member yet? Join now »
CBCS Comics
Not a CBCS member yet? Join now »

Does anyone recognize the signatures?15849

Collector Darkseid_of_town private msg quote post Address this user






Inside the book .....An unknown on the first page, table of contents
John Severin
Dave Dorman
Lurene Haines
Post 26 IP   flag post
CBCS Pressing SteveRicketts private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darkseid_of_town
Quote:
Originally Posted by SteveRicketts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darkseid_of_town




Won in the MCS auction last evening, and I was really amazed at the people who signed this...Julie Strain, Kevin Eastman, Berni Wrightson, Mark Bode, and I am fairly sure the upper right is Scott Hampton. I have a feeling one of the sigs is Bill Sienkiewicz as well....but that still leaves at least three I dont have a guess for....four if that isnt Bill Sienkiewicz...anyone have a guess?


You would have paid a lot more for that book if I hadn't been busy the night the auction closed. Congrats on the pickup.
Thanks for the thoughtful words Steve...I am curious what is the draw here for you at least...for me it was the Julie Strain signature coupled with Eastmans as well as Wrightson and Bill Sienkiewicz. the other signatures are all a bonus to me. I knew Julie before she passed, and had spent months corresponding with her via snailmail back in the 90's . I had always wanted a Wrightson signature , and I had been semi interested in Seinkiewicz due to the large body of his work. Was there a particular signature that was a draw for you or like me, just the whole assemblage ?


I was a Heavy Metal junkie as a teenager. This book was just covered in heavy hitting signatures, many of which can no longer be acquired. I put a tracking bid on it and was willing to go after it hard the night of the auction, but something came up that kept me away from bidding.

I'm glad it went to someone I know and who will appreciate it. That's a solid book you should be proud to own. Congrats on the win.
Post 27 IP   flag post
Masculinity takes a holiday. EbayMafia private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
Originally Posted by SteveRicketts
I was a Heavy Metal junkie as a teenager.


I always checked them out at the comic store as a kid but no way could I have brought one into my house. No National Lampoon either.
Post 28 IP   flag post
CBCS Pressing SteveRicketts private msg quote post Address this user
I was careful to keep them out of the prying eyes of my mom. They were just comic magazines, after all. They flew under the radar for a long time.

One day I accidentally left this issue laying out with the front cover facing down. Mom walked into my room, glanced down at the back cover...and lost her Christian mind. Then proceeded to pull every Heavy Metal and National Lampoon magazine I owned and threw them in the garbage can. πŸ˜‚

Front cover...



Back cover...

Post 29 IP   flag post
Masculinity takes a holiday. EbayMafia private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
Originally Posted by SteveRicketts

One day I accidentally left this issue laying out with the front cover facing down. Mom walked into my room, glanced down at the back cover...and lost her Christian mind. Then proceeded to pull every Heavy Metal and National Lampoon magazine I owned and threw them in the garbage can. πŸ˜‚

Back cover...



Oh shit, if my mom had found that back cover I would have been out of the house with the magazine. She would have never considered there's a humor element to it.
Post 30 IP   flag post


Collector Darkseid_of_town private msg quote post Address this user
Did anyone have a hot take on this signature? Where is etapi when I need him?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts Steve...I used to see Heavy Metal on the stands at the store, but always thought it was pretty far off the beaten path for me.
I am unsure what year Eastman must have taken over or perhaps bought the magazine...it seems like he did so just as he also get mixed in with Julie Strain, and she began appearing as the cover model or often inside as well in some fashion. I am sad Julie is gone, she was an amazing woman and very amusing to sit and talk to. You could find her in any room or con, she towered over most people.

I have also been dabbling in the spin off magazine..Heavy Metal Live:Julie Strain and Friends.
There are signed versions availible ....you can often find the tour Editions signed by Julie.

I do have a copy of Tour Edition cover 5C signed by Julie that comes with the certificate they placed in with the book when sold, to guarantee the signature, so they were definitely utilizing her heavily with the publications



Post 31 IP   flag post
COLLECTOR Towmater private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
Originally Posted by SteveRicketts
I was careful to keep them out of the prying eyes of my mom. They were just comic magazines, after all. They flew under the radar for a long time.

One day I accidentally left this issue laying out with the front cover facing down. Mom walked into my room, glanced down at the back cover...and lost her Christian mind. Then proceeded to pull every Heavy Metal and National Lampoon magazine I owned and threw them in the garbage can. πŸ˜‚

Front cover...



Back cover...



How old were you at the time? Also, it sounds like you knew what your mother’s rules were for her home, attempted to skirt them, and paid the price.

As a Christian and a parent, I can see where your mother was coming from.
Post 32 IP   flag post
Thick Skinned OGJackster private msg quote post Address this user
I kept my Heavy Metal magazines in taped up plastic produce bags in the bottom of a box. I was TOTALLY surprised that my let me tac up Farrah Fawcett poster (which I still have)!


Post 33 IP   flag post
Collector Darkseid_of_town private msg quote post Address this user
Bless her heart, we lost Farrah far too soon. She was the Marilyn Monroe of the 70's
Post 34 IP   flag post
CBCS Pressing SteveRicketts private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
Originally Posted by Towmater
Quote:
Originally Posted by SteveRicketts
I was careful to keep them out of the prying eyes of my mom. They were just comic magazines, after all. They flew under the radar for a long time.

One day I accidentally left this issue laying out with the front cover facing down. Mom walked into my room, glanced down at the back cover...and lost her Christian mind. Then proceeded to pull every Heavy Metal and National Lampoon magazine I owned and threw them in the garbage can. πŸ˜‚

Front cover...



Back cover...



How old were you at the time? Also, it sounds like you knew what your mother’s rules were for her home, attempted to skirt them, and paid the price.

As a Christian and a parent, I can see where your mother was coming from.


I was 13 at the time. Aside from my taste in comics, music, and comedy, I was a pretty good kid. Well...at least as far as my mother knew.

I have a similar story about the time I was listening to 'Get Down, Make Love" by Queen. The next thing I know mom is coming through the bedroom door like the Kool-Ade Man. πŸ˜† 🀣
Post 35 IP   flag post
Masculinity takes a holiday. EbayMafia private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
Originally Posted by SteveRicketts
I have a similar story about the time I was listening to 'Get Down, Make Love" by Queen. The next thing I know mom is coming through the bedroom door like the Kool-Ade Man.


My cousin was introducing me to the more explicit lyrices of 2 Live Crew when her mom came in the room and I can still remember the look on cousin's face.

The actor from Shang-Chi plays a role in Kim's Convenience of a Korean man who got in trouble with the law as a teenager. All of his friends moms look down on him. In one funny episode he finds out that after he got in trouble with the law he became the scape goat for all of his Korean friends. Any time they got caught with Porn or other vices they just told their mom that it was his and he had hidden it in their room.
Post 36 IP   flag post
Collector Darkseid_of_town private msg quote post Address this user
Always bought what I wanted and parents have always given me room to make the right choices and never forced their own values on my decisions. They always gave their two cents , which was often how I made my decisions.
End of the day they valued educating and teaching over indoctrinating.
Post 37 IP   flag post
Collector Darkseid_of_town private msg quote post Address this user




so did anyone have a hot take on this signature? I was trying to post it before and it must not have loaded....Simon Bisley was all I could come up with and it does not resemble his style at all
Post 38 IP   flag post
Collector HexView private msg quote post Address this user
That's Steve Bissette from Swamp Thing and Tyrant. His signature is S R Bissette, that's why it doesn't look like "Steve".
Post 39 IP   flag post
Collector HexView private msg quote post Address this user

Post 40 IP   flag post
Collector Darkseid_of_town private msg quote post Address this user
oh thats aweome, and makes sense. I think that was all the signatures inside as well, quite a lineup of people all in one magazine !
Thanks for the help!
Post 41 IP   flag post
Collector HexView private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darkseid_of_town
oh thats aweome, and makes sense. I think that was all the signatures inside as well, quite a lineup of people all in one magazine !
Thanks for the help!

No problem. Whoever owned that book must've attended the same show I did in 1997, the 20th Anniversary of Heavy Metal at The Words and Pictures Museum in North Hampton MA. They had 20 artists there in honor of the 20th ann. Kevin Eastman was the founder of the museum, which is now closed.
Post 42 IP   flag post
Collector Darkseid_of_town private msg quote post Address this user
Did you make your own version of a signed book from the show similar to this or do you just remember the list of names present?
Post 43 IP   flag post
Collector HexView private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darkseid_of_town
Did you make your own version of a signed book from the show similar to this or do you just remember the list of names present?

No I don't have a book like yours (which is awesome), I brought a couple comics each for the artists I was interested in. I do remember who I met from the list. I remember Steve Bissette was sitting next to Joe Kubert when I handed Joe one of the few ECs he drew. Joe was kinda "meh" about it but Steve thought it was so cool, he asked me if he could look through the book and of course I said yes πŸ˜€
Post 44 IP   flag post
Collector Darkseid_of_town private msg quote post Address this user
Shame the museum is now only online, and went down. Neat backstory for my signed book though. I kept wondering how someone found all these people under one roof or if it had been multiple cons, etc.
Post 45 IP   flag post
Collector HexView private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darkseid_of_town
Shame the museum is now only online, and went down. Neat backstory for my signed book though. I kept wondering how someone found all these people under one roof or if it had been multiple cons, etc.

It was all in one day, all under one roof! The Museum had three floors tho, so plenty of room for everyone. I was on the elevator with Dave Dorman and Bill Sienkiewicz πŸ˜€

Post 46 IP   flag post
Collector Darkseid_of_town private msg quote post Address this user
Julie was there then with her husband, Kevin and Bernie Wrightson, no less, as well as John Severin, and Bill Sienkiwickz..wow...plus Dave Dorman, Jeff Jones, and Mark bode, and Veitch
Post 47 IP   flag post
Collector HexView private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darkseid_of_town
Julie was there then with her husband, Kevin and Bernie Wrightson, no less, as well as John Severin, and Bill Sienkiwickz..wow...plus Dave Dorman, Jeff Jones, and Mark bode, and Veitch

Twenty kick-ass artists and Julie. She was about a 1/2 foot taller than me πŸ˜† Hey I'd keep looking through that mag, there's gotta be a Joe Kubert sig in there.
Post 48 IP   flag post
Collector Darkseid_of_town private msg quote post Address this user
She was outright towering over people...and she was really ripped too. I was so sad when I read about her passing already
Post 49 IP   flag post
Collector Darkseid_of_town private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
Originally Posted by HexView
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darkseid_of_town
Julie was there then with her husband, Kevin and Bernie Wrightson, no less, as well as John Severin, and Bill Sienkiwickz..wow...plus Dave Dorman, Jeff Jones, and Mark bode, and Veitch

Twenty kick-ass artists and Julie. She was about a 1/2 foot taller than me πŸ˜† Hey I'd keep looking through that mag, there's gotta be a Joe Kubert sig in there.


Sometimes you have to appreciate genius for what it is. Alright check this out Hexview, I spent an hour paging through that magazine over and over and found a few more things that sort of amazed me...first lets cover your theory that this was signed at the museum, on the 20th anniversary. Check out this signature I found from Dave Sims, I believe.
He actually recorded the place and time! Northhampton, 11-8-97 precisely indicating the Museum and event you stated.....
So why not double down....you said keep looking, there had to be a Joe kubert signed in there somewhere.....and although it was hard to find, it looks like this!





14 signatures inside and out, and five are all people we know are deceased

Julie Strain
Bernie Wrightson
Jeff Jones
John Severin
Joe Kubert

Finding that Kubert as well really did it for me!

Literally stunned that when they auctioned this off, they failed to mention any of the signatures inside the book.
Steve Bisette
Dave Dorman
Lurene Haines
Dave Sims
John Severin (deceased)
Joe Kubert (deceased)
All were never stated in the sale. How much more would you think that would have added to the sale price?
Post 50 IP   flag post
Collector Darkseid_of_town private msg quote post Address this user
Does Bob Burden's work always tend to have characters appearing in the upper margins of the books? He did a story in this one called Robot Crime, that has the faces of several of the characters up in the margins, but I had assumed it was a printed part of the book
Post 51 IP   flag post
Collector HexView private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darkseid_of_town
Quote:
Originally Posted by HexView
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darkseid_of_town
Julie was there then with her husband, Kevin and Bernie Wrightson, no less, as well as John Severin, and Bill Sienkiwickz..wow...plus Dave Dorman, Jeff Jones, and Mark bode, and Veitch

Twenty kick-ass artists and Julie. She was about a 1/2 foot taller than me πŸ˜† Hey I'd keep looking through that mag, there's gotta be a Joe Kubert sig in there.


Sometimes you have to appreciate genius for what it is. Alright check this out Hexview, I spent an hour paging through that magazine over and over and found a few more things that sort of amazed me...first lets cover your theory that this was signed at the museum, on the 20th anniversary. Check out this signature I found from Dave Sims, I believe.
He actually recorded the place and time! Northhampton, 11-8-97 precisely indicating the Museum and event you stated.....
So why not double down....you said keep looking, there had to be a Joe kubert signed in there somewhere.....and although it was hard to find, it looks like this!





14 signatures inside and out, and five are all people we know are deceased

Julie Strain
Bernie Wrightson
Jeff Jones
John Severin
Joe Kubert

Finding that Kubert as well really did it for me!
Awesome! I knew there had to be a Joe Kubert in there
Post 52 IP   flag post
Collector HexView private msg quote post Address this user
So you got me thinking... so I went and checked... and YUP! Dave Sim:


Post 53 IP   flag post
Collector HexView private msg quote post Address this user
I wasn't sure if that Cerebus book would have the same Sig as yours since I met Dave there twice. A couple months before the HM 20th party they had an Indy panel with Sim, Dave Lapham, Evan Dorkin, Sarah Dyer, and Ben Edlund!
Post 54 IP   flag post
Collector Darkseid_of_town private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
Originally Posted by HexView
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darkseid_of_town
Quote:
Originally Posted by HexView
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darkseid_of_town
Julie was there then with her husband, Kevin and Bernie Wrightson, no less, as well as John Severin, and Bill Sienkiwickz..wow...plus Dave Dorman, Jeff Jones, and Mark bode, and Veitch

Twenty kick-ass artists and Julie. She was about a 1/2 foot taller than me πŸ˜† Hey I'd keep looking through that mag, there's gotta be a Joe Kubert sig in there.


Sometimes you have to appreciate genius for what it is. Alright check this out Hexview, I spent an hour paging through that magazine over and over and found a few more things that sort of amazed me...first lets cover your theory that this was signed at the museum, on the 20th anniversary. Check out this signature I found from Dave Sims, I believe.
He actually recorded the place and time! Northhampton, 11-8-97 precisely indicating the Museum and event you stated.....
So why not double down....you said keep looking, there had to be a Joe kubert signed in there somewhere.....and although it was hard to find, it looks like this!





14 signatures inside and out, and five are all people we know are deceased

Julie Strain
Bernie Wrightson
Jeff Jones
John Severin
Joe Kubert

Finding that Kubert as well really did it for me!
Awesome! I knew there had to be a Joe Kubert in there
You straight up called it without even seeing the book! Superb job!
Post 55 IP   flag post
437082 58 30
Log in or sign up to compose a reply.