Thursday, April 17, 2014

House of Mystery #184 - Neal Adams cover, Alex Toth, Wally Wood art

House of Mystery v1 #184, 1970 - Though different in style, two artists make significant contributions in this issue. In Alex Toth's story, a college professor embarks on a treasure hunt in the Egyptian desert (see interior page above). The loose, stippled drawings convey a sense of antiquity, especially in the artifacts on the first page. Wally Wood embellishes Gil Kane's tale of a basilisk terrorizing a medieval village. Dynamic pencils are softened yet streamlined for optimal results. Neal Adams once again combines innocence and horror on his near-symmetrical cover. This is number 10 of 26 House of Mystery issues with Adams art and/or covers, number 3 of 7 House of Mystery issues with Wood art and/or covers and number 5 of 8 House of Mystery issues with Toth art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Adams, Toth, Wood or House of Mystery issues. See also this blog's Adams checklist, Top 10 Adams comics, Wood checklist or Toth checklist.
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Adams cover pencils and inks = ***
"Eyes of the Basilisk" Wood story inks (
Gil Kane pencils) 10 pages = ***
Toth intro page pencils and inks = ***
"Turner's Treasure" Toth story pencils and inks 10 pages = ***

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