Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Two-Fisted Tales #20 - Wally Wood art


Two-Fisted Tales v1 #20, 1951 - American paratroopers descend into France, fulfilling their mission for the D-Day invasion. The notions of bravery and cowardice are explored in this sumptuously drawn Wally Wood tale. Each panel gets progressively more detailed, overflowing with compelling visuals by the last few pages. The top panel on page three displays the sheer military might of the US with its plethora of tanks, airplanes, jeeps, soldiers, etc. The climax to a sergeant's flashback on page seven is deoivd of frames, effectively setting it apart for emphasis. Wood's masterful drawings continue to set high standards for EC and for the industry in general. Other story contributions include John Severin, Will Elder, Jack Davis and Harvey Kurtzman (who did the cover as well). This is number 3 of 18 Two-Fisted Tales issues with Wood art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Wood or Two-Fisted Tales issues. See also this blog's Wood checklist.
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"Devils in Baggy Pants" Wood story pencils and inks 7 pages = ****
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Two-Fisted Tales v1 #20 - Wally Wood ec war golden age comic book page art
Wally Wood
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More Wood posts:
Phantom #18
Two-Fisted Tales #30
Saint #1

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