Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Vampirella #5 - Jeff Jones art, Frank Frazetta cover

Vampirella v1 #5 warren magazine cover art by Frank Frazetta
Frank Frazetta
Vampirella v1 #5, 1970 - A stone age couple brace themselves from a dinosaur poised to attack. Though beautifully painted, Frank Frazetta falls short in defining relative scale and distance. Is the creature larger yet farther away? or closer and smaller? Inside, Jeff Jones' first story art on the series is admirable for an early work. His graphic approach works well in a horror tale with sparse dialogue. Some panels could have benefited from more details, but the minimal title splash is powerfully claustrophobic. Other artists in this issue include Tom Sutton and Mike Royer. This number 2 of 5 Vampirella issues with Frazetta art and/or covers and number 2 of 8 Vampirella issues with Jones art and/or covers (not including reprints). See today's posts or more Frazetta, Jones or Vampirella issues. See also this blog's Jones checklistFrazetta checklist or Top 10 Frazetta comics.
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Frazetta cover painting = ***
"An Axe to Grind" Jones story pencils and inks 7 pages
 (black and white) = ***
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Jeff Jones
Find on ebay: >this issue, >more Jones issues, >more Frazetta issues, >more Vampirella issues

More Jones posts:
Showcase #83
Psycho #9
Eerie #27

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