Thursday, August 23, 2012

Swamp Thing #8 - Bernie Wrightson art & cover

Swamp Thing v1 #8 1970s bronze age dc comic book cover art by Bernie Wrightson
Bernie Wrightson

Swamp Thing v1 #8, 1974 - An unspeakable evil lives in the bowels of an old mine, intent on engulfing mankind into its blob-like mass. The cover is quite understated but perfectly composed with few distracting elements. Bernie Wrightson's story art is eye-catching, depicting the creature with a repugnant, viscous texture. The sequence of small insets against large backdrops on pages 16-18 is especially brilliant, expanding both context and scale. Even with tiny panels, Wrightson's talent comes to the fore. This story was later reprinted in Roots of the Swamp Thing #4. This is number 8 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 Wrightson checklist or Top 10 Wrightson comics.
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Wrightson cover pencils and inks = *****
"The Lurker in Tunnel 13"
Wrightson story pencils and inks 20 pages = ***
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Swamp Thing v1 #8 1970s bronze age dc comic book page art by Bernie Wrightson
Bernie Wrightson
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