11/28/17

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. Other artists in this issue include Werner Roth and Joe Maneely (cover). This is number 1 of 1 Kid Slade issues with Williamson art and/or covers.
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"The Gun-slinger" Williamson story pencils (Ralph Mayo inks) 4 pages = ****

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