Friday, August 12, 2016

Frontline Combat #13 - Wally Wood art & cover

Frontline Combat v1 #13 ec golden age comic book cover art by Wally Wood
Wally Wood
Frontline Combat v1 #13, 1953 - A World War I biplane makes a strafing run, killing numerous Nazis on the ground. Wally Wood's frenetic cover, though meticulously drawn, lacks a strong focal point in the overall design. Inside, his Medieval-era tale of a young shepherd is quieter and more idyllic. Wood's depiction of peaceful forests contrasts against the violent scenes of a castle siege. The vast number of soldiers residing within the panels is impressive. Other artists in this issue include Jack Davis, John Severin and George Evans. This is number 11 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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Wood
cover pencils and inks = ***
"Wolf
" Wood story pencils and inks 6 pages = ****
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Frontline Combat v1 #13 ec golden age comic book page art by Wally Wood
Wally Wood
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2 comments:

  1. Good point about the lack of a central focal element on the Wood cover, but for some reason that has always been one of my favorite EC war covers.

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  2. EC's war covers set a high standard for the genre, thanks to Wood, Harvey Kurtzman and Jack Davis. I'll be posting the entire Two Fisted Tales run shortly.

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