Monday, December 9, 2013

Frontline Combat #6 - Wally Wood art


Frontline Combat v1 #6, 1952 - The War of 1812 was a particularly bloody era of American history. Wally Wood does his best to illustrate the severity and savagery. His opening panel illustrates the deadly aftermath of a frontier battle. A wounded Indian narrates the rise and fall of Tecumseh, the great chief who led a coalition of tribes against the white man. Wood composes his pages with great attention to detail, even in the smallest panels. In the last scene, the artist cleverly uses creative typography and the reader's own imagination to finish off the tale. Other artists in this issue include Jack Davis, John Severin and Harvey Kurtzman (cover). This is number 5 of 13 Frontline Combat issues with Wood art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Wood or Frontline Combat issues. See also this blog's Wood checklist.
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"War of 1812" Wood story pencils and inks 7 pages = *****
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