Sunday, July 24, 2016

The Unexpected #119 - Bernie Wrightson art

The Unexpected v1 #119, 1970 - A wealthy occultist's mysterious mirror captures the moment of his murder, as the perpetrator schemes to destroy it. Bernie Wrightson performs beautifully in his first story length feature for this title. His elaborate brushstrokes appear throughout, punctuating characters' expressions and the medieval-inspired architecture. His opening page is not a splash, but a three panel sequence cleverly separated by the story title. The effect brings the different scenes together in an almost seamless transition. Other artists in this issue include Sid Greene, Werner Roth, Vince Colletta, Murphy Anderson, Jerry Grandenetti and Nick Cardy (cover). This is number 2 of 4 Unexpected issues with Wrightson art and/or covers (not including reprints). See today's posts or more Wrightson or Unexpected issues. See also this blog's Wrightson checklist or Top 10 Wrightson comics.
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"Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Who's the Deadliest of All" Wrightson story pencils and inks 8 pages = ***

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Bernie Wrightson
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More Wrightson posts:
Creepy #71
House of Mystery #206

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