Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Swamp Thing #6 - Bernie Wrightson art & cover

Swamp Thing v1 #6 1970s bronze age dc comic book cover art by Bernie Wrightson
Bernie Wrightson
Swamp Thing v1 #6, 1973 - In a remote area of Vermont, a Swiss immigrant uses his clock-making skills to build an entire town, complete with mechanical residents. On the cover, Bernie Wrightson's robot has a menacing sheen that contrasts against the Swamp Thing's organic form. Most of the story displays an uncanny craftsmanship by the artist, from the idyllic countryside on page 4 panel 1 to the intricately drawn workshop on page 6 (see interior page below). Several near-repetitive panel sequences deliberately slow the pacing, with an emphasis on drama. Although midway through his run on the series, Wrightson's artwork continues to impress. This story was later reprinted in Roots of the Swamp Thing #3 and DC Special Series #17. This is number 6 of 10 Swamp Thing issues with Wrightson art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Wrightson or Swamp Thing issues. See also this blog's Bernie Wrightson checklist or Top 10 Wrightson comics.
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Wrightson cover pencils and inks = ****
"A Clockwork Horror"
Wrightson story pencils and inks 20 pages = ****
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Swamp Thing v1 #6 1970s bronze age dc comic book page art by Bernie Wrightson
Bernie Wrightson
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More Wrightson posts:
Creepy #64
House of Secrets #99
House of Mystery #181

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