Saturday, May 31, 2008

Frankenstein - 1975

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Again, Power Records makes an unusual choice of sleeve art for their Frankenstein 45", pulled from the A Story About Dracula, Frankenstein, and The Werewolf LP.

That Neal Adams back cover is downright spooky, like its supposed to be!


Friday, May 30, 2008

Dracula - 1975

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One of the odder re-releases in the Power Records catalog, this Dracula 45" is just the Dracula-related segment from the A Story About Dracula, Frankenstein, and The Werewolf LP.

The re-purposing is not the odd thing, of course, its that they used such weak art for the front of the sleeve, when they had all kinds of nifty Neal Adams Dracula stuff already on hand (or even hiring him to do something new).

But, as we'll see, this wasn't the only time Power Records did this.


Thursday, May 29, 2008

Flash/Aquaman - 1975

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The other spin-off release from the JLA LP, this one is obviously one of my favorites, because of the Sea King's presence and the--as always--awesome Neal Adams sleeve art.


Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Plastic Man/Metamorpho - 1975

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The other spin-off release from the JLA LP, this one is obviously one of my favorites, because of the Sea King's presence and the--as always--awesome Neal Adams sleeve art.


Tuesday, May 27, 2008

G.I. Joe LP - 1975

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Tracks:

The Secret of the Mummy's Tomb
The Secret Mission to Spy Island
The Rescue From Adventure Team Headquarters




Peter Pan repurposed three of the four G.I. Joe book and record sets for this LP, squeezing four original pages onto every one of the LP.

The stock art used is clearly aimed at a, er, more family-oriented audience, what with the pictures of castles and birds and fair maidens. No murderous commies or conniving mummies here!

Monday, May 26, 2008

G.I. Joe - The Secret Mission to Spy Island

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The last of the four G.I. Joe 45" book and record sets, where Joe takes on what looks like a bunch of commies! And cartoony, bufoonish commies at that.

Like with the other three books, the art by Carl Pfeuefer is loose to the point of abstraction, occasionally yielding some interesting results--that silhouette on page 25 is striking in its simplicity.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

G.I. Joe - The Search For The Stolen Idol

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"Over here, you crummy cobra!"

...that just about says it all, doesn't it?

For whatever reason, the record sleeve is flipped here. Instead of being on the inside back, this time its on the inside front.

Like I mentioned on the first two G.I. Joe book and record sets, the art, by Carl Pfeuefer, is loose--really loose. But sometimes the looseness approaches some sort of abstract coolness, like on the bottom of page 22.
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