Alfredo Alcala was born in the Philippines in 1925 and became a popular artist in that country with the release of his creator owned property Voltar in 1963. The acclaim in his home country lead him to the American comics industry where in the early 1970’s he began a career that would see him work steadily for very nearly the next 30 years. During this time Alcala worked for several comics publishers including Marvel Comics, where he is best known for the many issues of Savage Sword of Conan to which he contributed, often times providing inks over pencils by John Buscema. He also provided artwork for a number of issues of Creepy and Eerie magazines for Warren Publishing. DC Comics initially showcased Alcala's talents in the early 1970’s in its horror and war comics such as GHOSTS, UNEXPECTED, WEIRD WAR TALES and HOUSE OF SECRETS. He later moved on to titles such as ALL-STAR SQUADRON, DETECTIVE COMICS, and most notably SWAMP THING where his graceful, moody inks helped maintain that book’s style through various art and editorial changes. Alcala died in April of 2000.
AMERICA VS. THE JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA
Following the end of World War II, Batman accuses the Justice Society of America of collaborating with the Nazis, which leads to a Congressional investigation that could mean...
SHOWCASE PRESENTS: GHOSTS VOL. 1
From the 1970s comes this value-priced collection of classic ghost stories, featuring stories like:• "Ghost in the Iron Coffin" • "The Tattooed Terror"• "Death Held the Lantern High" • "The Dark Goddess of Doom"• "The Haunted Hero of Saint Helena" • "The Screaming Skulls"
SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SECRETS OF SINISTER HOUSE VOL. 1
DC's classic gothic horror/romance from 1971-1974 is collected for the first time in this value-priced collection. This moody, atmospheric volume collects THE SINISTER HOUSE OF SECRET LOVE #1-4 and THE SECRETS OF SINISTER HOUSE #5-18.
SHOWCASE PRESENTS: THE HOUSE OF MYSTERY VOL. 3
DC Comics serves up another helping of horror in this amazing collection featuring tales from HOUSE OF MYSTERY #212-226! It's classic, bone-chilling intensity from the DC vaults!
SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WEIRD WAR TALES VOL. 1
• A value-priced collection from WEIRD WAR TALES #1-21!
• War stories turn creepy as soldiers battle ghostly foes, haunted weapons and much more.
TALES OF BATMAN: GENE COLAN VOL. 1
For the first time, DC Comics collects the moody Batman stories drawn by comics legend Gene Colan, with appearances by some of Batman's greatest foes, including Man-Bat, The Monk, Rupert Thorne and more. Collecting BATMAN #340, 343-345 and 348-351 and DETECTIVE COMICS #510, 512, 517, 528 and 529.
SHOWCASE PRESENTS: HOUSE OF SECRETS VOL. 2
Nearly 500 black-and-white pages of HOUSE OF SECRETS horror stories in one value-priced volume collecting issues #99-119. These stories features work by horror master Bernie Wrightson, Michael Kaluta, Alex Niño, Sergio Aragonés and many others.
SHOWCASE PRESENTS: THE HOUSE OF MYSTERY VOL. 2
Do you dare to enter the House of Mystery? This value-priced collection includes stories from HOUSE OF MYSTERY #195-211. These fantastic black-and-white tales of mystery and suspence from the 1970s feature thrilling stories with surprise twist endings that will keep readers on the edges of their seats!