Thursday, September 16, 2010

1984 magazine #2 - Wally Wood, Alex Nino art


1984 magazine v1 #2, 1978 - This science fiction series seems tailor made for Wally Wood's fantastical style. He illustrates the tale of an incapacitated prisoner, whose dreams are rife with sword and sorcery epics. Each page is filled with exquisite detail, from thick-limbed trees and craggy cliffs to a soaring, majestic castle. Alex Nino's story tells of a self-destruction kit mass marketed on television. Aside from the opening splash, his page designs are relatively tame compared to later works in this series. His sharp lines convey an unease consistent with the theme and mood of the plot. Other artists in this issue include Alredo Alcala, Jim Janes, Abel Laxamana, Esteban Moroto, Rudy Nebres, Nebot, Jose Ortiz and Richard Corben (art & cover). The inset above is by Nino. This is number 2 of 10 1984 magazine issues with Nino art and/or covers and 2 of 3 1984 magazine issues with Wood art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Wood, Nino or 1984 issues. See also this blog's Nino checklist or Wood checklist.
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"Sure-fire Quick Carnage Self Decimation Kit" Nino story pencils and inks 8 pages (black and white) = ***
"One Night Down on the Funny Farm" Wood story pencils and inks 6 pages (black and white) = ***
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