Sunday, February 13, 2011

Marvel Preview #6 - Neal Adams art


Marvel Preview v1 #6 presents Sherlock Holmes, 1976 - Concluding the "Hound of the Baskervilles" storyline, Marvel Comics gives its own rendition of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's most famous detective. Neal Adams illustrates only the inside front cover, depicting a lone Sherlock Holmes evading gunfire. The composition is bit bland, but I like how the London fog obscures unnecessary elements and reinforces the mysterious tone. Other artists in this issue include Val Mayerik, Tony DeZuniga and Ken Barr (cover). This is number 2 of 2 Marvel Preview issues with Adams art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Adams or Marvel Preview issues. See also this blog's Adams checklist or Top 10 Adams comics.
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Adams inside front cover pencils and inks (black and white) = ***
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1 comments to date:

DanMan said...

I thought Wrightson may have had a hand in this, but Nealadams.com credits Val Mayerik. This explains the bland composition. Holmes looks 100% Adams. Wrightson probably influenced Mayerik's Man-Thing.

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