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. 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 Seokwsky 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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