Monday, July 3, 2017

Western Fighters #11 - Al Williamson / Frank Frazetta art

Western Fighters v1 #11, 1949 - A quaint story tells of how the term "maverick" was originated in the pioneer days of Texas. This early collaboration by Al Williamson and Frank Frazetta is a nice pairing of artistic styles, but far less distinctive than their later works. The opening panel presents the arrival of a covered wagon but little else to incite interest. The scene is too minimal, squandering an opportunity to give readers a better sense of the frontier era. Frazetta's inks offer only a marginal improvement over Williamson's pencils. This story was later reprinted in the book Al Williamson Forbidden Worlds. Other artists in this issue include Al McWilliams and Paul Reinman. This is number 1 of 1 Western Fighters issue with Williamson art and/or covers and number 1 of 1 Western Fighters issue with Frazetta art and/or covers.
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"Why They Call Them Mavericks" Williamson story pencils / Frazetta inks 6 pages = **

Al Williamson / Frank Frazetta
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