Saturday, June 12, 2010

Two-Fisted Tales #21 - Wally Wood art

Two-Fisted Tales v1 #21 - Wally Wood ec war golden age comic book page art
Two-Fisted Tales v1 #21, 1951
- During World War Two, US ships braved the frigid north Atlantic to bring supplies to the besieged Russians. Nazi u-boats were the most common and dangerous threat to the suppliers. Wally Wood's depictions give readers a sobering view of the rough seas and numbingly cold weather that sailors had to endure. On page two, a merchant marine's face is dramatically lit from a lone cigarette. The portrait is unflattering and suggests his nefarious character (see interior page above). Wood even tilts many of the scenes, evoking the sensation of being on a rocking sea vessel. The issue's other exceptionally drawn tales include work by Harvey Kurtzman, John Severin and Jack Davis. This is number 4 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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"The Murmansk Run" Wood story pencils and inks 6 pages = ****
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