Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Famous Funnies #211 - Frank Frazetta cover

Frank Frazetta Buck Rogers 1950s golden age science fiction comic book cover / Famous Funnies #211
Frank Frazetta

Famous Funnies v1 #211, 1954 - A heroically posed Buck Rogers stands ready to fire while two aliens encroach in the near foreground. A small bat also casts its shadow on the back wall, unnecessarily overlapping the masthead. Interestingly, the top right corner of the illustration (by the alien's ear) is clearly mis-colored. Frank Frazetta emphasizes the hero's resolve with dramatic lighting and adds movement through delicately applied strokes. Although the cover theme is typical for the era, Frazetta demonstrates an uncommon illustrative quality and high degree of craftsmanship. This is number 3 of 8 Famous Funnies issues with Frazetta art and/or covers.
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Frazetta cover pencils and inks = ****

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Frank Frazetta Buck Rogers 1950s golden age science fiction comic book cover / Famous Funnies #212
Famous Funnies #212

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