Monday, April 1, 2013

Marvel Fanfare #15 - Barry Windsor Smith art & cover

Barry Windsor Smith
Marvel Fanfare v1 #15, 1984 - On April Fool's Day, the Human Torch barrages the Thing with seemingly unending pranks. At first glance, this tale seems almost too slapstick for Barry Windsor Smith's sophisticated style. And yet, it works surprisingly well within his superbly paced sequences and artfully designed layouts. Interestingly, the cover portrait of the Thing is quietly sentimental, a contrast against the chaotic story. This outstanding effort is among a handful Smith did for Marvel during the 1980s. Other artists in this issue include Jack Sparling. This is number 1 of 1 Marvel Fanfare issues with Smith art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Smith or Marvel Fanfare issues. See also this blog's Smith checklist or Top 10 Smith comics.
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Smith cover pencils and inks = ****
"That Night..."
Smith story pencils and inks 19 pages = *****
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Barry Windsor Smith
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