Gold Key homage cover

turokI’m a huge fan of many of the paintings by George Wilson that graced the covers of the 1960’s Gold Key Comics. Most times the covers were the best things about the entire issue, and considering the stable of artists who worked on the interiors of these books (like Russ Manning!), that is saying something.

Classic trademarks of the Gold Key covers included their recognizable logo, a simple and bold text logo, and a classic tagline that enticed you with the plot contained therein.

Spacepig Hamadeus and the Captive Planet is continuing it’s slow crawl to the finish line! When this issue gets it’s release, it’s going to have a limited edition variant cover.  And you guessed it – it’s going to be an homage to the classic Gold Key line of comics.

Painted by the always awesome Mike Kelleher at Kellustration, this cover is going to have a limited edition release next year!  I’m so pleased with what he pulled off, we’re already in talks for him to do another.  Ideally, I’d like to offer one Gold Key variant for every Spacepig book that ever gets published!

Feast your eyes on this beauty!

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