Sunday, December 9, 2012

Sword of Sorcery #1 - Neal Adams, Bernie Wrightson art


Sword of Sorcery v1 #1, 1973 - Based on the characters by writer Fritz Leiber, DC makes its second foray into the sword and sorcery genre (preceded by Showcase's brief Nightmaster run). Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser's adventures are drawn by Howard Chaykin, aided by the Crusty Bunkers (comprised of Neal Adams, Dick Giordano and others). Adams' inks are the most prominent, certainly on most of the central figures. Bernie Wrightson also finishes the last three pages, possibly more. Both artists add polish and professionalism to the struggling pencils. Other artists in this issue include Mike Kaluta (cover). This is number 1 of 2 Sword of Sorcery issues with Adams art and/or covers and number 1 of 3 Sword of Sorcery issues with Wrightson art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Adams, Wrightson or Sword of Sorcery issues. See also this blog's Adams checklist, Top 10 Adams comicsWrightson checklist or Top 10 Wrightson comics.
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"Fafhrd the Barbarian and the Grey Mouser" Adams story partial inks (Howard Chaykin pencils) 23 pages, Wrightson story partial inks (Howard Chaykin pencils) 3+ pages = ***
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Neal Adams
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More Adams posts:
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More Wrightson posts:
Creepy #70
Werewolf by Night v1 #35 1970s marvel comic book cover art by Bernie Wrightson, Jim Starlin
Werewolf By Night #35
Unexpected #119

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