Wednesday, May 7, 2014

House of Mystery #207 - Bernie Wrightson art & cover, Jim Starlin art

House of Mystery v1 #207, 1972 - An old woman is murdered by a skeletal fiend on one of Bernie Wrightson's best horror covers. Note how the background curtains and grandfather clock are lushly rendered, adding gravity to the scene. His opening splash is nearly as good, humorously presenting the series host as Indian fakir (see interior page above). Jim Starlin's tale is amusing but poorly drawn, revealing his inexperience at the time. Other artists in this issue include Bill Payne and Jack Sparling. This is number 16 of 27 House of Mystery issues with Wrightson art and/or covers and 1 of 3 House of Mystery issues with Starlin art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Wrightson, Starlin or House of Mystery issues. See also this blog's Wrightson checklist, Top 10 Wrightson comics, Starlin checklist or Top 10 Starlin comics.
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Wrightson cover pencils and inks = *****
Wrightson splash pencils and inks 1 page = ****
"The Spell" Starlin story pencils (Dan Adkins? inks) 2 pages = *

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