Thursday, August 26, 2010

World of Mystery #6 - Al Williamson, Steve Ditko art

World of Mystery v1 #6 atlas comic book page art by Al Williamson
World of Mystery v1 #6, 1957 - A foreboding haunted house becomes the initiation test for a trio of teenagers. Al Williamson opens with a crumbling Victorian, conveying its age and condition by a broken fence and withered trees. Ralph Mayo's splendid inks keep the panels appropriately dark and ominous. Steve Ditko illustrates a tale of a man who becomes invincible after a freak lightning strike. The art is a atypically textural, yet the artist comfortably meets expectations. The interior page above is by Williamson. Other artists in this issue include Gene Colan, Mac Pacula, Chuck Miller, Sol Brodsky and Carl Burgos (cover). This is number 2 of 2 World of Mystery issues with Ditko art and/or covers and 1 of 1 World of Mystery issues with Williamson art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Williamson, Ditko or World of Mystery issues. See also this blog's Williamson checklist or Ditko checklist.
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"Secret of the Haunted House" Williamson story pencils (Ralph Mayo inks) 4 pages = ***
"The Most Dangerous Man in the World" Ditko story pencils and inks 4 pages = ***
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