Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Tower of Shadows #5 - Barry Windsor Smith, Wally Wood art


Tower of Shadows v1 #5, 1970 - The book opens with Barry Smith narrating his own tale of a Hollywood actor specializing in monster movies. The artist does a better job than previously, with more careful renderings and helped by the arresting opening splash. Inker Dan Adkins also adds much needed refinement to the inexperienced pencils. Wally Wood begins a series of sword and sorcery stories toward the back. Swordsmen, damsels and wizards are drawn in an appealing fantasy style typical of his bronze age works. This story was later reprinted in the
Marvel Comics Art of Wally Wood. Other artists in this issue include Syd Shores and Marie Severin (cover). This is number 2 of 3 Tower of Shadows issues with Smith art and/or covers and number 1 of 4 Tower of Shadows issues with Wood art and/or covers.
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"The Demon That Devoured Hollywood" Smith story pencils (Dan Adkins inks) 6 pages = ***
"Flight Into Fear" Wood story pencils and inks 7 pages = ***

Barry Windsor Smith
Wally Wood


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