Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Astonishing Tales #6 - Barry Windsor Smith art

Astonishing Tales v1 #6 featuring Ka-Zar and Dr. Doom, 1971 - A fiery god on horseback suddenly appears, bringing thunderstorms and rising waters to the Savage Land. Primitive and roughly executed, Barry Smith's art has an undeniable excitement. His finest Ka-Zar tale of the series, the work is comparable to his best Conan the Barbarian issues. Much of the credit goes to Bill Everett, whose inks maintain much of Smith's spontaneous gestures. Other artists in this issue include George Tuska, Mike Esposito and John Buscema (cover). This is number 4 of 5 Astonishing Tales issues with Smith art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Smith, Astonishing Tales or Ka-zar issues. See also this blog's Smith checklist or Top 10 Smith comics.
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"Ware the Wind of Death" Smith story pencils (Bill Everett inks) 10 pages = ****
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Barry Windsor Smith
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More Smith posts:
New Mutants #48
Tower of Shadows #5
Conan the Barbarian v1 #2 marvel comic book cover art by Barry Windsor Smith
Conan #2

1 comment:

  1. Only time Everett inked BWS - love this story!