Frontline Combat #14 - Wally Wood art & cover, Joe Kubert art
Frontline Combat v1 #14, 1953 - Wally Wood's cover seems deceptively simple, yet competently laid out. Inside, the tale of downed pilot's rescue by seaplane is straightforwardly rendered. Devoid of combat action, a day in the life of a rescue crew seeks to inform rather than excite. Regardless, Wood's illustrations are top notch. In Joe Kubert's story, the greatest naval battle of the American Revolution is retold. Unlike the previous tale, destruction is rampant throughout, artfully drawn with expressive brushwork. Other artists in this issue include Jack Davis and George Evans. This is number 12 of 13 Frontline Combat issues with Wood art and/or covers and number 1 of 1 Frontline Combat issues with Kubert art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Wood, Kubert or Frontline Combat issues. See also this blog's Wood checklist or Kubert checklist.
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