Friday, May 18, 2012

Swamp Thing #4 - Bernie Wrightson art & cover

Swamp Thing v1 #4 1970s bronze age dc comic book cover art by Bernie Wrightson
Bernie Wrightson
Swamp Thing v1 #4, 1973 - Matt Cable and Abigail Arcane are rescued from a plane crash in the Scottish moors, unaware of their stowaway the Swamp Thing. Bernie Wrightson punctuates his story art with three bold splash pages, including a fog-draped manor and a werewolf's transformation. The artist cleverly hints at the monster's identity via a subtle handshake on page 10 panel 3. Wrightson's penchant for deep shadows works to his advantage, instilling the tale with a dark, foreboding mood. His style matches the genre perfectly. This story was later reprinted in DC Special Series #14 and Roots of the Swamp Thing #2. This is number 4 of 10 Swamp Thing issues with Wrightson art and/or covers.
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Wrightson cover pencils and inks = ***
"Monster on the Moors"
Wrightson story pencils and inks 23 pages = **** 

Swamp Thing v1 #4 1970s bronze age dc comic book page art by Bernie Wrightson
Bernie Wrightson
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