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

2 comments:

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

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

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