Monday, February 7, 2011

Dead of Night #11 - Bernie Wrightson cover (1st Scarecrow)

Dead of Night v1 #11 - Bernie Wrightson marvel horror 1970s bronze age comic book cover artDead of Night v1 #11, 1975 - The Scarecrow makes his first appearance in the last issue of this Marvel horror title, previously a vehicle for Atlas reprints. Unlike DC's villainous counterpart, this character is one of several monster/heroes introduced during the bronze age. Bernie Wrightson inks over Gil Kane's pencils on the cover, but unfortunately doesn't meet expectations. His brushwork on the title character is impressive, but the rest of the layout is too lightly applied. Overall, his distinctive style only partially emerges. This is 1 of 1 Dead of Night issues with Wrightson art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Wrightson or Dead of Night issues. See also this blog's Wrightson checklist or Top 10 Wrightson comics.
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Wrightson cover inks (Gil Kane pencils) = **
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3 comments to date:

Danman said...

Even by the more relaxed Bronze Age Comics Code standards this is a violent cover. A man is being strangled and his tongue is hanging out. The audacity alone should earn it an extra star or two. I enjoy seeing Wrightson inks over Kane.

Teddy I @ Pencil Ink said...

Looking at other Wrightson works, I agree. Two stars is probably more accurate.

Sweattshop said...

Great cover. All the right elements.

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