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House of Mystery #213 - Bernie Wrightson cover, Alex Nino art

Bernie Wrightson
House of Mystery v1 #213, 1973 - Bernie Wrightson's exquisite cover places two demons on a rooftop, disrupting the tv reception inside. Drawn with painstaking detail, the artist deftly combines humor and horror. This cover is one among many Wrightson masterworks during the bronze age. In Alex Nino's tale, a greedy son seals off his stepfather within the walls of his own home. The artwork shows an increased level of complexity, resulting in richer visuals throughout. His opening splash captures the act of entombment in all its depravity. Other artists in this issue include Romy Gamboa and Adolfo Buylla. This is number 19 of 27 House of Mystery issues with Wrightson art and/or covers and number 3 of 14 House of Mystery issues with Nino art and/or covers.
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Wrightson cover pencils and inks = *****
"Back from the Realm of the Damned" Nino story pencils and inks 6 pages = ***


Alex Nino
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