Sunday, September 26, 2010

Angel and the Ape #2 - Wally Wood art

Angel and the Ape v1 #2, 1969 - Only in the 1960s would a comic publisher come up with this farcical, yet zany series. This detective duo of a pretty girl and a gorilla had premiered in Showcase #77 only a year before. Bob Oksner was one of the preeminent humor artists as the time, and brought his considerable talent to this series. Wally Wood begins doing the inking starting with this issue, making Angel O' Day more beautiful and the scenarios more laughable. Despite not doing the pencils, this often overlooked retro title contains some of Wood's best "good girl" art of the early bronze age. Bob Oksner's cover cleverly places the checkered jacket in a way that leads the eye from the left, down to the floor, then right to its irritated simian owner. This is number 1 of 5 Angel and the Ape issues with Wood art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Wood or Angel and the Ape issues. See also this blog's Wood checklist.
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"Most Fantastic Robbery in History" Wood story inks (Bob Oksner pencils) 23 pages = ***
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Angel  and the Ape v1 #2 - Wally Wood dc silver age 1960s comic book page art
Wally Wood 

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