Sunday, June 26, 2011

Kid Slade #7 - Al Williamson art

Kid Slade, Gunfighter v1 #7, 1957 - The town bully swaggers into a saloon, only to encounter a stranger with uncommon courage. Al Williamson opens the story with the antagonist standing at the entrance, his figure looming large over the other men. Double doors (intentionally unattached to any structure) are pushed wide for dramatic effect. Streamlined and polished, the various figure drawings and scenes excel in detail and depth. Williamson's pencils are further enhanced by the superb inking of Ralph Mayo. This story was later reprinted in Mighty Marvel Western #32 and The Art of Al Williamson. This is number 1 of 1 Kid Slade issues with Williamson art and/or covers. Other artists in this issue include Werner Roth and Joe Maneely (cover). See today's posts or more Williamson or Kid Slade issues. See also this blog's Al Williamson checklist.
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"The Gun-slinger" Williamson story pencils (Ralph Mayo inks) 4 pages = ****
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More Williamson posts:
Buster Crabbe v1 #3 golden age comic book cover art by Al Williamson
Buster Crabbe #3
Battle Ground #18
Cowboy Love #7

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