Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tower of Shadows #7 - Barry Windsor Smith, Wally Wood art, Jack Kirby / Steve Ditko cover reprint, Kirby reprint

Tower of Shadows v1 #7, 1970 - Barry Smith's last effort on the series chronicles the mystery of an old English manor. His pencils are generally mediocre, further watered down by Vince Colletta's inking. Smith seems to struggle with the layouts, crowding the panels more than necessary. Wally Wood's sword and sorcery feature is more successful, with its J. R. R. Tolkein-like cast of characters and sweeping opening splash. The issue also reprints the Jack Kirby cover and story from Tales to Astonish #10. This is number 3 of 3 Tower of Shadows issues with Smith art and/or covers and number 3 of 4 Tower of Shadows issues with Wood art and/or covers. See more Ditko, Kirby, Smith, Wood or Tower of Shadows issues. See also this blog's Ditko checklist, Kirby checklist, Smith checklist, Wood checklist or Top 10 Smith comics.
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"The Scream of Things" Smith story pencils (Vince Colletta inks) 7 pages = **
"Of Swords and Sorcery" Wood story pencils and inks 7 pages = ***
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Barry Windsor Smith
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More Smith posts:
Daredevil v1 #50 marvel 1960s silver age comic book cover art by Barry Windsor Smith
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New Mutants #43
Conan the Barbarian v1 #9 marvel comic book cover art by Barry Windsor Smith
Conan #9

More Wood posts:
Journey into Myst. #39
Thunder Agents v1 #19 tower silver age 1960s comic book cover art by Wally Wood
Thunder Agents #19
Two-Fisted Tales #18

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