Sunday, February 5, 2017

Two-Fisted Tales #19 - Wally Wood art


Two-Fisted Tales v1 #19, 1951 - In the 18th century, British warships often kidnapped young men for service on the high seas. The story of one particular citizen is visualized by Wally Wood, still honing his drawing skills but a slight improvement from just the previous issue. His opening page is the most arresting, introducing the sadistic ship captain. The heavy inking bears a resemblance to another EC colleague, Jack Davis, but it's clear Wood has yet to find his own voice. Additional story art by John Severin, Johnny Craig, and Harvey Kurtzman. This is number 2 of 18 Two-Fisted Tales issues with Wood art and/or covers.
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"Brutal Capt. Bull" Wood story pencils and inks 7 pages = **
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More Wood posts:
Valor #2
Thunder Agents v1 #6 tower silver age 1960s comic book cover art by Wally Wood
Thunder Agents #6
Frontline Combat #1

1 comment:

  1. The practice of co-ercing young men on board ship and then letting them know the next port of call was three months away was common. Often they would get them drunk and encourage a lady-friend interaction, then when the drunken sailor woke up - he was already too far off shore to "change his mind".
    Its also why the Navy has to fund films like Top Gun these days - they can't trick kids into enlisting - but Tom Cruise can somehow make it sexy.

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