Thursday, March 28, 2013

Tales of Suspense #1 - Al Williamson, Steve Ditko art

Tales of Suspense v1 #1, 1959 - The shards of a fallen meteorite orbit around a bystander, causing him to shrink. Steve Ditko's inventive layouts expand the illusion of scale without sacrificing clarity. His excellent drawings benefit from carefully crafted inks, especially on the first two pages. Al Williamson illustrates a tale about Earth's first encounter with an alien spaceship. His realistic approach carries over to imaginative landscapes and strange new creatures. The pencils are enhanced by the pristine inks of Roy Krenkel. Other artists in this issue include John Buscema and Don Heck (art & cover). The interior page shown above is by Williamson. This is number 1 of 2 Tales of Suspense issues with Williamson art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Williamson, Ditko or Tales of Suspense issues. See also this blog's Williamson checklist or Ditko checklist.
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"The Strangers from Space" Williamson story pencils (Roy Krenkel inks) 5 pages = ***
"Prisoner of the Satellites" Ditko story pencils and inks 5 pages = ****

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