Friday, April 1, 2011

Anthro #6 - Wally Wood art & cover

Anthro v1 #6 dc silver age 1960s comic book cover art by Wally Wood
Wally Wood
Anthro v1 #6, 1969 - Howie Post introduced this prehistoric teenager in Showcase #74, which subsequently led to this self-titled series. Writing and illustrating the five previous issues of his own, Post works in tandem with Wally Wood on this final effort. On their interior story, Wood's inks are labored over on many of the pages, adding marginal but satisfactory improvements to the pencils. Their collaborative cover, however, brings the "girl-fighting" theme to new artistic heights. Aside from the implicit sexuality and the obvious sexism, there is much to admire. The composition is superbly planned, from the framing of the women beneath the masthead to the perfect fit of Anthro's reclining figure inside their negative space. Wood lovingly details the female figures for maximum effect, emphasizing their facial expressions and enhancing their scantily-clad attire. The artists' respective styles work together seamlessly to produce an iconic (and admittedly campy) image of the 1960s. This is number 1 of 1 Anthro issues with Wood art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Wood or Anthro issues. See also this blog's Wood checklist.
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Wood cover inks (Howie Post pencils) = *****
"The Marriage of Anthro"
Wood story inks (Howie Post pencils) 24 pages = ***
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Anthro v1 #6 dc silver age 1960s comic book page art by Wally Wood
Wally Wood
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Wonder Woman #195
Frontline Combat #6

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