Sunday, August 21, 2016

Gunsmoke Western #33 - Al Williamson art

Gunsmoke Western v1 #33, 1956 - After being victimized by robbers, a former medical student forces himself to learn how to shoot. Al Williamson uses more repetitive panels than necessary, but that aside, he displays a greater use of finely detailed lines than previous works. His opening panel of a shootout is among Williamson's best panels from the era (see interior page below). The darker, heavily inked foreground dramatically stands out from the more delicately outlined background. Other artists in this issue include Russ Heath, Mort Drucker, Jack Keller and George Tuska. This is number 1 of 5 Gunsmoke Western issues with Williamson art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Williamson or Gunsmoke Western issues. See also this blog's Williamson checklist.
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"The Silver Star" Williamson story pencils and inks 5 pages = ****
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