Sunday, September 25, 2011

Metal Men #46 - Walt Simonson art


Metal Men v1 #46, 1976 - The Metal Men's old foe Chemo runs amok in the streets and canals of Venice, Italy. Two intricately designed splash pages reside in this terrific effort by Walt Simonson. The first, a worm's eye view of the robotic team fighting atop a Venetian bridge, is simply stunning. Along with his boldly deliberate pacing, the artist fills the majority of scenes with the city's famous gothic architecture (pages 1, 3 and 7 are especially noteworthy). Rather than trying to achieve great depth, Simonson opts for patterned linework and complex shapes to increase visual interest. This story was later reprinted in The Art of Walt Simonson. Other artists in this issue include Dic Giordano (cover). This is number 2 of 7 Metal Men issues with Simonson art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Simonson or Metal Men issues. See also this blog's Walt Simonson checklist.
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"The Chemo Conspiracy" Simonson story pencils and inks 17 pages = ***
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Metal Men v1 #46 dc 1970s bronze age comic book page art by Walt Simonson
Walt Simonson
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Hercules Unbound #10
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