Sunday, October 24, 2010

Marines In Battle #17 - Al Williamson art

Marines In Battle v1 #17, 1957 - The Victory at Veracruz during the Mexican War is briefly retold as part of a US Marine Corp segment. Al Williamson has only three pages to depict this monumental battle, and does so superbly. There is no lack of detail, even in panels with large armies on both sides. The first page displays a massive amount of soldiers, yet it doesn't seem overly crowded. Williamson's precise drawings are further polished by the capable inks of frequent collaborator Ralph Mayo. Gene Colan's story is almost photo-journalistic in approach, adding an implied realism to the pages. Other artists in this issue include Don Heck, Joe Sinnott and John Severin (cover). This is number 1 of 1 Marines In Battle issues with Williamson art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Williamson or Marines In Battle issues. See also this blog's Williamson checklist.
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"A City at Stake" Williamson story pencils (Ralph Mayo inks) 3 pages = ***
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