Thursday, September 29, 2016

Angel and the Ape #4 - Wally Wood art


Angel and the Ape v1 #4, 1969 - Wally Wood draws all three stories in this issue, the lead is a parody of Charlie Chan and various other Asian stereotypes. As usual the most attractive panels are the ones featuring Angel O' Day, but there are other notable scenes as well. On page nine, the detective ape amusingly holds up both hands and feet in response to a threat. The crowd scene on the next page is a tangled mass of people, very reminiscent of Wood's 1950's work on Mad. "Trouble on the Talk Show" begins with the lead characters standing in the midst of a dog show. The panel is surprisingly straightforward, with great care given to rendering the various breeds. Toward the back are two pages of single panel gags, four (out of seven) by Sergio Aragones. Cover by Bob Oksner. This is number 3 of 5 Angel and the Ape issues with Wood art and/or covers.
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"Remember the Chow Mein" Wood story inks (Bob Oksner pencils) 12 pages = ***
"Trouble on the Talk Show" Wood story inks (Bob Oksner pencils) 5 pages = ***
"Cheapskater's Waltz" Wood story inks (Bob Oksner pencils) 6 pages = ***
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Angel  and the Ape v1 #4 - Wally Wood dc silver age 1960s comic book page art
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