Thursday, May 19, 2016

Weird War Tales #16 - non-attributed Alex Nino art


Weird War Tales v1 #16, 1971 - Two Alex Nino stories appear in this bronze age war issue. The first depicts an alien invasion of Earth and begins with a stunning opening page. It is meticulously drawn on a level of detail not often seen in his 1970s work. Nino's second tale is set during World War Two, as American GIs encounter a gypsy boy with mysterious powers. The artist's layouts are bolder and more interesting, moving from rectangular to vertical to horizontal formats with ease. It's a rare opportunity to see two different, yet similar approaches from the same artist within a single issue. Alfredo Alcala adroitly illustrates the lead story. This is number 4 of 13 Weird War Tales issues with Nino art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Nino or Weird War Tales issues. See also this blog's Nino checklist.
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"The Conquerers" Nino story pencils and inks 8 pages = ***
"Evil Eye" Nino story pencils and inks 7 pages = ***
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Weird War Tales v1 #16 dc bronze age comic book page art by Alex Nino
Alex Nino
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More Nino posts:
House of Mystery #224
Ghosts #35
Power Man #42

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