Saturday, July 2, 2016

Two-Fisted Tales #23 - Wally Wood art


Two-Fisted Tales v1 #23, 1951 - A pair of American GIs sporadically run into each other on battlefields during World War One. Wally Wood's large opening panel is a grisly scene, depicting a German biplane hovering over a field of dead infantrymen. A rodent emerges from the eye socket of a soldier's skull. The backdrop is a disturbing landscape of decayed corpses still in uniform. Meticulously drawn and frenetically paced over only seven pages, Wood continues to outshine his talented colleagues in this genre. Jack Davis does an uncharacteristically mundane effort for his wartime tale. Other artists this issue include John Severin, Will Elder and Harvey Kurtzman (cover & story art). This is number 6 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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"Old Soldiers Never Die" Wood story pencils and inks 7 pages = ****
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Two-Fisted Tales v1 #23 - Wally Wood ec war golden age comic book page art
Wally Wood 
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