Saturday, July 14, 2012

Richard Dragon, Kung Fu Fighter #5 - Wally Wood art

Richard Dragon, Kung Fu Fighter v1 #5, 1976 - Seeking revenge for her sister's death, martial arts fighter Lady Shiva makes her first appearance. Ric Estrada does a decent job with the pencils and layouts, but it's Wally Wood's inking that raises the bar. There is considerably more depth and texture in the drawings. His rendering of female characters (see interior page below) is overtly sensual, reinforcing his reputation as a capable "good girl" artist. Other artists in this issue include Dick Giordano (cover). This is number 2 of 5 Richard Dragon issues with Wood art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Wood or Richard Dragon, Kung Fu Fighter issues. See also this blog's Wood checklist.
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"The Arena of No Exit!" Wood story inks (Ric Estrada pencils) 18 pages = ***
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Wally Wood
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More Wood posts:
Two-Fisted Tales #23
Thunder Agents v1 #14 tower silver age 1960s comic book cover art by Gil Kane
Thunder Agents #15
Mask of Fu Manchu

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