12/26/12

Valor #2 - Al Williamson art & cover, Wally Wood art

Al Williamson
Valor v1 #2, 1955 - One of Al Williamson's few golden age covers feature two gladiators in an arena. The flowery, decorative background contrasts against the more violent scene of two men fighting to the death. Williamson's cover story is nearly as good, portraying ancient Rome through period clothing and architecture. Wally Wood's tale, set during the age of knighthood, benefits from scenic, pastoral backdrops throughout most of the story. Other artists in this issue include Bernie Krigstein and Graham Ingels. This is number 2 of 4 Valor issues with Wood art and/or covers and number 2 of 4 Valor issues with Williamson art and/or covers.
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Williamson cover pencils and inks = ****
"The Champion" Williamson story pencils and inks 7 pages = ***
"The King's Service" Wood story pencils and inks 7 pages = ***


Wally Wood

Al Williamson

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