1/20/13

Weird Science-Fantasy #29 - Frank Frazetta cover (Top 10), Al Williamson, Wally Wood art

Weird Science-Fantasy v1 #29 ec comic book cover art by Frank Frazetta
Frank Frazetta
http://pencilink.blogspot.com/2013/04/top-10-frank-frazetta-comics.html9.  Weird Science-Fantasy v1 #29, 1955 - Man regresses into cavemen in Al Williamson's cautionary tale, while aliens take away a family member in Wally Wood's short story. Though different in style, both are exquisitely drawn with passion and skill. Incredibly, these fine efforts are eclipsed by Frank Frazetta's brutal cover. Originally done for Famous Funnies, the image was rejected due to its extreme violence. Perfectly composed and boldly drawn, this is Frazetta's most well-known work in comics. These stories were later reprinted in >Weird Science-Fantasy v3 #7. Other artists in this issue include Joe Orlando and Reed Crandall. This is number 1 of 1 Weird Science-Fantasy issues with Frazetta art and/or covers, number 5 of 5 Weird Science-Fantasy issues with Williamson art and/or covers and number 7 of 7 Weird Science-Fantasy issues with Wood art and/or covers. This issue is also one of my Top 10 Frazetta comics.
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Frazetta cover pencils and inks = *****
"The Chosen One" Wood story pencils and inks 7 pages = ***
"Vicious Circle" Williamson story pencils (Angelo Torres inks) 6 pages = **


Al Williamson

Wally Wood
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