Thursday, December 2, 2010

Chief Victorio's Apache Massacre - Al Williamson / Frank Frazetta art


Chief Victorio's Apache Massacre, 1951 - This one-shot issue tells of Chief Victorio, an Apache chief known for his raids in the Southwest. Despite the brutality practiced by both races during the Old West, Indians would be portrayed far more negatively in comics and other media. While this cover opts for a more savage depiction, Al Williamson's version is more complex and dignified. The larger first panel is a stunning, painterly illustration of Victorio at the time of his death. The quality of the pencils begins to deteriorate toward the final pages, as panels begin to simplify and omit details. The excellence of Frank Frazetta's inking really enhance the pages and are primarily responsible for the artwork's success. This is number 1 of 1 Chief Victorio's Apache Massacre issues with Frazetta art and/or covers and number 1 of 1 Chief Victorio's Apache Massacre issues with Williamson art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Frazetta, Williamson or Chief Victorio's Apache Massacre issues. See also this blog's Williamson checklist or Frazetta checklist or Top 10 Frazetta comics.
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"Chief Victorio's Last Stand" Williamson story pencils / Frazetta inks 7 pages = ***
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