House of Mystery #199 - Wally Wood art, Neal Adams cover, Jack Kirby reprint

Neal Adams
House of Mystery v1 #199, 1972 - An ambitious scientist travels to Antarctica to discover a lost civilization under the ice. Wally Wood opens with a splash portrait of series host Cain, a demented expression on his devilish face (see interior page below). Especially clever is how the panel borders become window frames, incorporated within the entire design. Wood's artwork is detailed, textural and well crafted. This story was later reprinted in DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest #24 and Welcome Back to the House of Mystery #1. Neal Adams does his last cover on the title, flatter in perspective and less compelling than usual. Among the issue's reprints, a Jack Kirby tale from My Greatest Adventure #17 stands out. Other artists in this issue include John Giunta (reprint) and Rich Buckler. This is number 20 of 26 House of Mystery issues with Adams art and/or covers and number 6 of 7 House of Mystery issues with Wood art and/or covers.
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Adams cover pencils and inks = **
"Sno' Fun" Wood story pencils and inks 9 pages = ****

Wally Wood
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