Friday, March 23, 2012

Marvel Classics Comics #2 / The Time Machine - Alex Nino art


Marvel Classics Comics v1 #2, 1976 - I had always thought that Alex Nino's style was well suited for the science fiction genre. This adaptation of the H. G. Wells classic only reinforces my opinion. One of this lengthiest tales, this splendid Nino effort is actually a reprint of the Pendulum Classics paperback (originally printed in black and white). This larger format bolsters his unique futuristic drawings. In addition to two artfully drawn splash pages, the artist also completes a spectacular spread (pages 36-37) of the hero amidst an army of Morlocks. Other artists in this issue include Gil Kane (cover). Compare this issue to the earlier Alex Toth version in Four Color Comics #1085. This is number 1 of 3 Marvel Classics Comics issues with Nino art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Nino or Marvel Classics Comics issues. See also this blog's Nino checklist.
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"The Time Machine" Nino story pencils and inks 48 pages (first time in color) = ***
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Thriller #12
House of Mystery #255
Weird Mystery #16

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