Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Frankenstein v3 #6 - Mike Ploog art & cover

Frankenstein v2 #6 marvel comic book cover art by Mike Ploog
Mike Ploog
(Monster of) Frankenstein v3 #6, 1973 - Less thoughtfully composed than previous efforts, Mike Ploog's cover design squeezes too many elements in too confined a space (John Romita may have redrawn the monster's face). A busy first page opens to a double page spread that lacks drama and dynamism. Atop the layout, two silent and separate panel sequences converge on the main scene below. Despite this squandered opportunity, Ploog superbly renders the remaining pages. Primarily set in the bowels of a medieval castle, the artist draws the filth and squalor all too realistically. His depiction of the maniacal leader borders on farcical, but overall Ploog's brilliant drawings more than compensate. This is number 6 of 6 Frankenstein issues with Ploog art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Ploog or Frankenstein issues. See also this blog's Ploog checklist, Top 10 Ploog comics or an original page from this issue.
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Ploog cover pencils and inks = **
"In Search of the Last Frankenstein"
Ploog story pencils and inks 20 pages = ****
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Frankenstein v2 #6 marvel comic book page art by Mike Ploog
Mike Ploog
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More Ploog posts:
Frankenstein v2 #5 marvel comic book cover art by Mike Ploog
 Frankenstein #5
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Werewolf by Night #6

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