7/31/16

Web of Horror #1 - Jeff Jones cover, Bernie Wrightson art

Jeff Jones
Web of Horror v1 #1, 1969 - This black and white series sought to compete with Warren horror magazines at the time, and featured some early work by several upcoming artists. The issue opens with an early, yet credible Jeff Jones cover. The two figures are trapped not only the octopus-like arms, but by the overabundance of text. The illustration repeats itself on the back cover (sans text) with more pleasing results. The purchase of an occult fantasy game begins the sole Bernie Wrightson story. His brushwork is beautiful throughout, despite many small crowded panels. His inside front cover art fares much better due to tighter execution and roominess. Other artists in this issue include Wayne Howard, Syd Shores and Donald Norman. This is number 1 of 3 Web of Horror issues with Wrightson art and/or covers and number 1 of 2 Web of Horror issues with Jones art and/or covers.
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Jones painted cover & back cover = ***
Wrightson inside front cover pencils and inks (black and white) = ***
"The Game That Plays You" Wrightson story pencils and inks 6 pages (black and white) = ***

Bernie Wrightson
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