Saturday, June 7, 2014

Forbidden Tales of Dark Mansion #15 - Alex Nino art

Forbidden Tales of the Dark Mansion v1 #15, 1974 - Among other things, this issue includes a short story by Nathaniel Hawthorne, author of The Scarlet Letter and other novels. An old witch brings a scarecrow to life, transforming him into a handsome nobleman than can pass through polite society. This adaptation is deftly visualized by Alex Nino, who employs a streamlined style that retains the sophistication of the original. Most noteworthy is his opening panel: a view through the cornstalks that's both secretive and voyeuristic. Other artists in this issue include Howard Chaykin, Dan Green, Gerry Talaoc and Nick Cardy (cover). This is number 3 of 3 Dark Mansion issues with Nino art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Nino or Dark Mansion issues. See also this blog's Alex Nino checklist.
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"Feathertop" Nino story pencils and inks 7 pages = ****
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More Nino posts:
House of Secrets #101
Weird War #16
Sinister House #8


  1. great pick. this is a terrific comic, and one of my favourite Nino jobs.

  2. Glad you liked it. Many more Nino issues to come, including Secrets of Sinister House, House of Secrets, Weird War, and various others.