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Marvel Comics Blacklight Posters (The Third Eye, 1971)

Marvel Third Eye 1971

Promotional poster showing all of the posters in the series. The Third Eye also put out a series of postcards and jigsaw puzzles with the same designs. Overall, the combination of Marvel’s illustration superpowers with the psychedelic mindset (the third eye enables metaphysical sight, in mystical traditions) was extremely successful and influential. Not all of the posters are winners (Spider-Man doesn’t really fit), and the exclusion of Steranko’s Nick Fury is unaccountable. Jack Kirby’s Fantastic Four (below) is probably my favorite. You can see close-ups of most of the posters here.

You can see original Third Eye designs here.

FF Third Eye

(Images via Patrick Owsley and Cap’n’s Comics)

`Attila’ and ‘Attila’s Mate’ Blacklight Posters (Houston Blacklight & Poster, 1969)

Attila-1

Attila-2

George Goode is the artist, and he did a number of similar designs (viking and zulu warriors, etc.) in the late ’60s for the same company. There’s a George Goode who worked as a storyboard and layout artist from the early ’70s to the mid-’90s on nerd-canonical animated shows like Star Trek: The Animated Series, Godzilla, Dungeons & Dragons, G.I Joe: The Revenge of Cobra, and The Transformers. I don’t know for sure, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s the same guy.


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