Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Famous Funnies #209 - Frank Frazetta cover (1st Frazetta Buck Rogers)

Frank Frazetta Buck Rogers 1950s golden age science fiction comic book cover / Famous Funnies #209
Frank Frazetta
Famous Funnies v1 #209, 1953 - Frank Frazetta begins the first of his series of now-classic Buck Rogers covers. In what seems to be an underground cavern, the hero defends himself against oncoming pursuers. His female companion faints at the inopportune moment. The layout is essentially a "good girl" cover, focusing less on Buck Rogers and more on the heroine's figure. Frazetta draws this more tastefully than most, carefully detailing the folds in his uniform and the curls in her hair. The textures of the cavern walls in the background create a nice contrast to the central figures. The artist does a splendid job despite the cramped cover dimensions. This is number 1 of 8 Famous Funnies issues with Frazetta art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Frazetta or Famous Funnies issues. See also this blog's Frazetta checklist or Top 10 Frazetta comics.
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Frazetta cover pencils and inks = ****
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