Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Mystic #52 - Wally Wood art

Mystic v1 #52, 1956 - A fugitive from the law is inexplicably linked to a doll with his likeness. This short but exceptional Wally Wood tale takes great care and effort in the drawing of each panel. His opening scene presents the central character seeking help from a cult, his arrival lighting up the members sitting in a darkened room. The artist's masterful use of shadow permeates the entire story, especially the faces. Wood's effort arguably rivals some of his EC comics work. Other artists in this issue include Bill Everett (cover). This is number 1 of 1 Mystic issues with Wood art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Wood or Mystic issues. See also this blog's Wood checklist.
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"The Effigy" Wood story pencils and inks 4 pages = ****
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