Saturday, December 14, 2013

Witching Hour #14 - Al Williamson, Jeff Jones art, Neal Adams cover

Neal Adams
Witching Hour v1 #14, 1971 - Deviating from its usual mystery stories, this special issue takes on a science fiction-theme. In Al Williamson's tale, three spacemen on the run from authorities encounter a haunted house floating in space. His drawings are meticulously detailed and smartly laid out. Carlos Garzon's inks are loose but add texture and definition (see interior page below). The result is a sci-fi horror tale that's both stunning and contemporary. Jeff Jones contributes a story that's simple and minimal, suggesting the quiet and vastness of deep space. Neal Adams' cover appears to reuse a Williamson interior panel, but the additional witches add little to improve the scene. This is number 8 of 8 Witching Hour issues with Adams art and/or covers, number 1 of 1 Witching Hour issues with Williamson art and/or covers and number 1 of 1 Witching Hour issues with Jones art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Williamson, Jones, Adams or Witching Hour issues. See also this blog's Adams checklistTop 10 Adams comicsWilliamson checklist or Jones checklist.
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Adams cover pencils and inks = **
"Haunted House in Space" Williamson story pencils (
Carlos Garzon inks) 8 pages = *****
"Fourteen Months" Jones story pencils and inks 4 pages = ***

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Jeff Jones
Al Williamson
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More Williamson posts:
Race for the Moon #3
Weird Fantasy #21
Valor #3

More Jones posts:
Vampirella #33
House of Secrets v1 #92 dc comic book cover art by Bernie Wrightson
House of Secrets #92
Weird Tales... #1

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