Sunday, March 9, 2014

House of Mystery #181 - Neal Adams cover, Bernie Wrightson art

Neal Adams
House of Mystery v1 #181, 1969 - In Bernie Wrightson's longest tale to date, a gentleman falls in love with ancient Egyptian princess, entombed in a sarcophagus for thousands of years. The artwork is dark, foreboding and magnificently rendered. Though he struggles with the last scene, most pages are adorned with beautiful brushwork and cross hatching. The title page splash (page 2) is awash in texture and agedness. Equally stunning is the fatal lightning strike (page 5) of an ancient barbarian suitor. Neal Adams carries the Egyptian theme to the cover, where children disturb the tomb of an unseen creature. This is number 7 of 26 House of Mystery issues with Adams art and/or covers and number 3 of 27 House of Mystery issues with Wrightson art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Adams, Wrightson or House of Mystery issues. See also this blog's Adams checklist or Top 10 Adams comics, Wrightson checklist or Top 10 Wrightson comics.
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Adams cover pencils and inks = ***
"Siren of Satan" Wrightson story pencils and inks 10 pages = ****

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Bernie Wrightson
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More Adams posts:
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House of Mystery #228

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