Monday, June 17, 2013

Avengers #100 - Barry Windsor Smith art & cover

Avengers v1 #100 marvel comic book cover art by Barry Windsor Smith
Barry Windsor Smith
Avengers v1 #100, 1972 - In this milestone issue, all past and present members of the Avengers converge to battle an imminent invasion. Barry Smith starts out strong with four carefully sequenced pages of arriving heroes (see interior page below). A breathtaking two-page spread follows, as the assembled gather in the English countryside. The scene is solemn but calm and beautifully pastoral. The artwork quickly goes downhill from there. Smith squeezes the rest of the tale into mostly small confining panels, relinquishing the inks to Joe Sinnott and Syd Shores. Though the last sixteen pages are disappointing, this is largely offset by the outstanding first six pages and the terrific cover design. This is number 5 of 5 Avengers issues with Smith art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Smith or Avengers issues. See also this blog's Smith checklist or Top 10 Smith comics.
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Smith cover pencils and inks = ***
"Whatever Gods There Be"
Smith story pencils and partial inks (Syd Shores partial inks) 21 pages = ***
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Avengers v1 #100 marvel comic book page art by Barry Windsor Smith
Barry Windsor Smith
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