Saturday, March 3, 2012

Ghost Rider #2 - Frank Frazetta cover

Ghost Rider v1 #2 comic book cover art by Frank FrazettaGhost Rider v1 #2, 1951 - Obstructing the path of a demonic stagecoach, the Ghost Rider stands out in stark contrast to the background. Large fields of mostly primary colors flatten the picture plane, reducing the illusion of depth. Frank Frazetta integrates both the western and horror genres in his first of four covers. Despite the white horse's inaccurate stance, the artist's overall line work is impressive and distinctive. This is number 1 of 4 Ghost Rider issues with Frazetta art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Ghost Rider or Frazetta 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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2 comments to date:

Inazuma Tiger said...

Actually, I think the primary red and blue give it depth and mood. As much as I think today's comics coloring is simply ravishing and jawdropping, I think flat colors can be just as evocative or even more so.

Plus you can't go wrong with Frazetta!

Ted I said...

I concur. When it comes to comics, I mostly prefer flatter colors as well.

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