Thursday, August 26, 2010

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


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. 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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World of Mystery v1 #6 atlas comic book page art by Al Williamson
Al Williamson
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