Monday, October 17, 2016

Unearthly Spectaculars #2 - Al Williamson art & reprint, Wally Wood art & partial cover


Unearthly Spectaculars v1 #2 starring Jack Q Frost, 1966 - Although two Al Williamson stories reside in this issue, only "Clawfang the Barbarian" sees print for the first time. Exquisitely drawn, the artist capably demonstrates a mastery of light and shade. The pages are wonderfully detailed, juxtaposing the primitive with the technological. This story was later reprinted in the book Al Williamson Forbidden Worlds. The shorter "Clawfang Introduction" excerpt was published only months earlier in Thrill-O-Rama #2. Wally Wood contributes two stories: a humorous parody of super-heroes and the more typical sci-fi tale of an astronaut landing on a far-flung planet. Both are competently drawn, despite their differences in tone and genre. Other artists in this issue include Gil Kane, Mike Sekowsky and Jack Sparling. This is number 1 of 1 Unearthly Spectaculars issues with Williamson art and/or covers (not including reprints) and number 1 of 1 Unearthly Spectaculars issue with Wood art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Williamson, Wood or Unearthly Spectaculars issues. See also this blog's Williamson checklist or Wood checklist.
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Wally Wood partial cover (lower right corner) pencils and inks = ***
"Clawfang the Barbarian" Williamson story pencils and inks 5 pages = ****
Intro page to remaining features, Wood story pencils and inks 2/3 page = ***
"Miracles Inc." Wood story pencils and inks 5 pages = ***
"Earthman" Wood story pencils and inks 10 pages = ***
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Wally Wood
Al Williamson
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More Williamson posts:
Forbidden Worlds #1
Cheyenne Kid #11
Flash Gordon v4 #5 1960s silver age science fiction comic book cover art by Al Williamson
Flash Gordon #5


More Wood posts:
Stalker v1 #2 dc bronze age comic book cover art by Steve Ditko, Wally Wood
Stalker #2
Dynamo v1 #1 tower 1960s silver age comic book cover art by Wally Wood
Dynamo #1
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

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