Metal Men v1 #47, 1976 - A busy yet expertly composed splash page opens this issue, featuring the Metal Men in the frozen wastelands of Antarctica. Under Walt Simonson's artistic vision, the characters seem more active, fluid and increasingly dynamic. Although his drawings skills are more evident than previous issues, his keen sense of layout still emerges on several pages. The horizontally placed portraits of the heroes on page 7 (see interior page below) are simple, but cleanly effective. Walt Simonson's first cover for the series is just adequate, but long overdue. This story was later reprinted in The Art of Walt Simonson. This is number 3 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 Simonson checklist.
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