Tuesday, April 29, 2014

House of Mystery #188 - Neal Adams cover, Bernie Wrightson art

Neal Adams
House of Mystery v1 #188, 1970 - Opening a red door off a foggy London street, a man is instantly transported to an insane asylum during the middle ages. Like much of his early work, Bernie Wrightson shows much promise with his feathery brushwork and cross-hatching. Barnabas, the master of Bedlam, is introduced on page 4 against a backdrop of meticulous shadows and stonework. Some of the more overworked panels are offset by the artist's enthusiasm. This story was later reprinted in Masterworks Series of Great Comic Book Artists #3. Neal Adams' ritualistic cover is unrelated but effectively draws in readers. Other artists in this issue include Tony Dezuniga. This is number 14 of 26 House of Mystery issues with Adams art and/or covers and number 6 of 27 House of Mystery issues with Wrightson art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Adams, Wrightson or House of Mystery issues. See also this blog's Adams checklist, Top 10 Adams comics, Wrightson checklist or Top 10 Wrightson comics.
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Adams cover pencils and inks = ***
"House of Madness" Wrightson story pencils and inks 8 pages = ***

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Bernie Wrightson
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