Thursday, January 17, 2013

Valor #3 - Al Williamson art


Valor v1 #3, 1955 - The leader of a Roman legion learns some harsh lessons on the battlefield. As in most EC stories, the narration and dialogue leave less room for visuals. And yet Al Williamson manages to exceed expectations with meticulously drawn uniforms, weapons and unspoiled environments (see interior page below). The story's large opening panel effectively displays the rugged setting and the scope of the military engagement. This story was later reprinted in Valor v2 #3. Other artists in this issue include Joe Orlando, Reed Crandall and Bernie Krigstein. This is number 3 of 4 Valor issues with Williamson art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Williamson or Valor issues. See also this blog's Williamson checklist.
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"The Cloak of Command" Williamson story pencils and inks 7 pages = ****
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Valor v1 #3 ec comic book page art by Al Williamson
Al Williamson
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