Tuesday, April 29, 2014

House of Mystery #190 - Neal Adams cover, Alex Toth art


House of Mystery v1 #190, 1971 - Seeking a young lady's favor, a gentlemen accepts a dare to sleep overnight in a haunted house. The opening splash by Alex Toth has him surrounded by a bevy of ghosts and ghouls. The various shapes and faces come together in a superbly executed layout. On other pages, some panels are more detailed than others, but the visual storytelling is clear and unambiguous. Neal Adams' cover is weakly composed and minimally drawn. Other artists in this issue Ric Estrada and Frank Giacoia, This is number 16 of 26 House of Mystery issues with Adams art and/or covers and number 7 of 8 House of Mystery issues with Toth art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Adams, Toth or House of Mystery issues. See also this blog's Adams checklist, Top 10 Adams comics or Toth checklist.
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Adams cover pencils and inks = **
"Fright" Toth story pencils and inks 10 pages = ***

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