Sunday, July 13, 2014

House of Mystery #255 - Bernie Wrightson cover, Alex Nino art


House of Mystery v1 #255, 1977 - Bernie Wrightson's cover has a style that suggests it was done years earlier than the publication date. The color palette is a bit loud but the overall brushwork is excellent. Inside, Alex Nino illustrates a tale of a homely heiress, her duplicitous finacee and her age-old secret. The opening panel is roughly drawn and oddly proportioned, but subsequent pages are skillful and well composed. The final page, with its shocking revelation, is the story's high point. Other artists in this issue include Ric Estrada, Wayne Howard, Frank Redondo, Gray Morrow and Bill Draut. This is number 26 of 27 House of Mystery issues with Wrightson art and/or covers and number 12 of 14 House of Mystery issues with Nino art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Wrightson, Nino or House of Mystery issues.  See also this blog's Nino checklist, Wrightson checklist or Top 10 Wrightson comics.
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Wrightson cover pencils and inks = ***
"Bed of Roses" Nino story pencils and inks 7 pages = ***
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