Chamber of Darkness #7 - Bernie Wrightson art & cover, Jack Kirby / Steve Ditko, Ditko reprints

Bernie Wrightson
Chamber of Darkness v1 #7, 1970 - One of his few bronze age works for Marvel, Bernie Wrightson's tale of a sculptor of gargoyles is captivating. Stylistically, his brushwork is less delicate and heavier than usual. Fine lines are softened and mesh together for a muddier effect. Still, both his cover and story art are eerily effective. On a humorous note, Wrightson himself is the tale's narrator, appearing on the first and last panels. This story was later reprinted in Giant-size Chillers v2 #3. Also in this issue are reprints from Tales to Astonish #13 (Jack Kirby / Steve Ditko art) and Tales to Astonish #11 (Ditko). Other artists in this issue include Tom Sutton. This is number 1 of 2 Chamber of Darkness issues with Wrightson art and/or covers.
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Wrightson cover pencils and inks = ***
"Gargoyle Every Night" Wrightson story pencils and inks 7 pages = ***

Bernie Wrightson
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1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed this issue, though it was actually an unexpected bonus. I think at the time of purchase it was part of a "grab-bag," with three comic books packaged together. The comics racks at the time were full of those package deals. It meant that you couldn't see what other two comic books you were getting, but of course the kid in me was thinking I was getting 3 for 1, at least from a reader's perspective.

    I was usually pleasantly surprised by how entertaining the stories were in these old mystery/horror mags. Most of them were quite imaginative, and had those great "twist" endings that always put a smile on your face and a look of panic on the character in the final panel. :)