Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Challengers of the Unknown #74 - Neal Adams art & cover, Bernie Wrightson art

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Neal Adams
Challengers of the Unknown v1 #74, 1970 - As a little girl's life is endangered by a malevolent spirit, the Challengers come to her aid. Deadman lends a hand, though the team is unaware of his presence. Neal Adams' cover is eerily disturbing, consistent with the title's temporary shift from science fiction to horror. Although the bulk of the story is drawn by George Tuska, Adams contributes pages toward the beginning and end, centered around Deadman's appearances (see interior page shown below). This story was later reprinted in World's Finest Comics #230. This issue also includes an unrelated, one-page tale, capably illustrated by Bernie Wrightson. This is number 1 of 2 Challengers of the Unknown issues with Wrightson art and/or covers and number 5 of 6 Challengers of the Unknown issues with Adams art and/or covers.
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Adams cover pencils and inks = ***
"To Call A Deadman" Adams opening splash figure, story pencils and inks 7 pages = ***
"Dark as Death" Wrightson story pencils and inks 1 page = ***


Bernie Wrightson


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Neal Adams
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More Wrightson posts:
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1 comment:

  1. Not every printing of CHALLENGERS OF THE UNKNOWN #74 had the Wrightson one pager in the back. Mine doesn't, and there are no pages missing. I've read elsewhere online of others that didn't have it. Could you scan this story, and put it up? Curious to see it. Thanks!

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