Friday, February 1, 2013

Valor #4 - Wally Wood cover

Valor v1 #4 ec comic book cover art by Wally Wood
Wally Wood 
Valor v1 #4, 1955 - On this aesthetically pleasing cover, a Roman centurion fends off a barbarian while on horseback. Wally Wood focuses his inks on the foreground, strengthening the main figures while increasing depth. Additional warriors added to the left-hand margin add to the overall tone. My only criticism is the abruptly cropped sword held by the centurion. I would have preferred it extending beyond the box and in front of the masthead. Other artists in this issue include Joe Orlando, Reed Crandall, Bernie Krigstein and Graham Ingels. This is number 3 of 4 Valor issues with Wood art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Wood or Valor issues. See also this blog's Wood checklist.
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Wood cover pencils and inks = ****
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More Wood posts:
Unexpected #138
Warfront #39
Two-Fisted Tales #26

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