Monday, January 26, 2015

Donald Duck Adventures #11 - Carl Barks reprint

Donald Duck Adventures v1 #11, 1989 - A reprint of "Adventure Down Under" from Four Color Comics v2 #159 resides in this issue. It's a passable alternative to the original in my opinion. See today's posts or more Barks or Donald Duck Adventures issues. See also this blog's Carl Barks checklist.
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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Weird Thrillers #2 - Alex Toth art

Weird Thrillers v1 #2, 1951 - Alex Toth contributes to this issue with a historical mystery: what has caused the disappearance of famous men throughout the ages? Small panels and heavy dialogue throughout the story leave little room for expansive artwork. Toth's efforts are fairly conservative, made more so by Sy Barry's streamlined inking. This story was later reprinted in Nightmare v2 #10. Other artists in this issue include Murphy Anderson and Gene Colan. This is number 1 of 1 Weird Thrillers issues with Toth art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Toth or Weird Thrillers issues. See also this blog's Toth checklist.
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"The Fisherman of Space" Toth story pencils (Bernard Sachs inks) 7 pages = **
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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Somerset Holmes #3 - Al Williamson art


Somerset Holmes v1 #3, 1984 - Continuing the exploits of Cliff Hanger. Al Williamson draws another installment in the series. The hero looks for his female companion through a maze of abandoned mine shafts. As one might think, hidden dangers lurk behind every corner. Each of the artist's panels is vividly detailed, add realism to the underground setting. Obstacles such as jaguars and caimans are rendered with equal effort. Williamson's best work occurs at the beginning, just as the hero begins his search. Other artists in this issue include Brent Anderson. This is number 3 of 6 Somerset Holmes issues with Williamson art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Williamson or Somerset Holmes issues. See also this blog's Al Williamson checklist.
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"Voice of Doom" Williamson story pencils and inks 8 pages = ****
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Friday, January 23, 2015

Foxhole - comic series checklist






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Foxhole v1
Mainline / Charlton
1954-56

1 - Jack Kirby cover

(more to come)

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Savage Sword of Conan #48 - Nestor Redondo cover

Savage Sword of Conan v1 #48, 1980 - On this swirling cover, Nestor Redondo's demon oddly looks more muppet than monster. Still, the artist's penchant for fine details extend even to his full color paintings. Note how the demon's reddish-hued mouth contrasts against his green fur. This is number 2 of 10 Savage Sword of Conan issues with Redondo art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Redondo or Savage Sword of Conan issues. See also this blog's Redondo checklist or Top 10 Redondo comics.
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Redondo cover painting = ***
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