Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Man-Thing #9 - Mike Ploog art & cover

Man-Thing v1 #9 marvel 1970s bronze age comic book cover art by Mike Ploog
Mike Ploog
Man-Thing v1 #9, 1974 - Frustrated by living in the swamp, an old woman's hatred begins to manifest itself into demonic forms. Mike Ploog's characters seem a bit too comical for the theme, yet his rendition of the Man-Thing continues to impress. Unfortuately, the meager inks of Frank Chiaramonte fail to add much needed definition to the pencils. The two page spread of corpses emerging from the bog (pgs. 26-27) is a squandered opportunity, with very little detail and an absence of depth. Ploog's hand is still evident but poorly served. This is number 5 of 7 Man-Thing issues with Ploog art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Ploog or Man-Thing issues. See also this blog's Ploog checklist or Top 10 Ploog comics.
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Ploog cover pencils and inks = ***
"Deathwatch" Ploog story pencils (Frank Chiaramonte inks) 18 pages = **
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Man-Thing v1 #9 marvel comic 1970s bronze age comic page art by Mike Ploog
Mike Ploog
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