Wednesday, March 26, 2014

House of Mystery #178 - Neal Adams art & cover

Neal Adams
House of Mystery v1 #178, 1969 - Caught in a thunderstorm, a boy finds shelter and an unlikely playmate in an old house. Many of Neal Adams' exceptional pages feature gradated pencils that increase depth and texture. Other clever techniques, such as silhouetted tree branches as panel borders (see interior page below), add richness and variety. Frequently reprinted over the years, "The Game" is one of the artist's best efforts on the series. Adams' cover, hinting at the story inside, is adequately done but pales by comparison. Other artists in this issue include Win Mortimer and George Roussos. This is number 4 of 26 House of Mystery issues with Adams art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Adams or House of Mystery issues. See also this blog's Adams checklist or Top 10 Adams comics.
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Adams cover pencils and inks = ***
"The Game"
Adams story pencils and inks 7 pages = *****
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Neal Adams
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World's Finest #176
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X-men #62

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