It's pretty widely known at this stage that OD&D artist, Greg Bell -- who, amusingly, shares his name with one of my childhood gaming buddies -- "borrowed" a lot of his illustrations from Marvel comics from the late '60s and early '70s. I even wrote a post about this way back in 2009. While I understand that "swiping" (as it is known) is a controversial in comics circles, I'm not much bothered by it in the case of Bell's OD&D pieces, perhaps because it only further emphasizes just how amateurish the 1974 game and its initial supplements were. Rather than finding these swipes annoying, I find them strangely charming.
Consequently, when reader Ake Rosenius pointed out several more to me that I'd not seen before, I had to share them with others. My apologies if anyone has already seen these, but they are completely new to me.
I've never been a big comics reader, so I'd never have noticed these swipes if they hadn't been pointed to me. As more and more people delve into this, I've begun to wonder whether any of Bell's illustrations in OD&D and its supplements is wholly original and without an antecedent in prior art. Again, I say this not in condemnation of Bell, whose work, I think, is a big part of what makes OD&D the game it is. If I might wax philosophical for a moment, I might even go so far as to say that Bell's swipes are an artistic reflection of OD&D itself, which swiped of ideas from earlier books, movies, and comics in creating the fantasy goulash that would eventually colonize the world's imagination.