2/18/13

Valor #5 - Wally Wood art & cover, Al Williamson art

Valor v1 #5 ec comic book cover art by Wally Wood
Wally Wood
Valor v1 #5, 1955 - Wally Wood delivers his second outstanding cover for this series. A desert scene shows an oncoming attack while an army awaits patiently. The details on the camel heads are as impressive as the central figure. Wood's opening story, set in ancient Rome, shows a comparably fine effort (see interior reprint page below). The medieval knights story by Al Williamson falters a bit, mostly from the heavy handed inks of George Evans. Evans, a fine artist in his own right, tends to overpower the pencils in this case. Both stories were later reprinted in Valor v2 #5. Other artists in this issue include Bernie Krigstein and Graham Ingels. This is number 4 of 4 Valor issues with Wood art and/or covers and number 4 of 4 Valor issues with Williamson art and/or covers.
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Wood cover pencils and inks = ****
"Dangerous Animal" Wood story pencils and inks 7 pages = ***
"Day of Reckoning" Williamson story pencils (George Evans inks) 7 pages = **

Al Williamson

Wally Wood
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