Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Two-Fisted Tales #27 - Wally Wood art


Two-Fisted Tales v1 #27, 1952 - General George Armstrong Custer's last stand at the Battle of Little Big Horn is told candidly without false heroism or sentimentality. The fact that this was published during the conservative 1950s makes this all the more unusual and daring. Narrated by one of the soldiers, Wally Wood makes sure the reader experiences the battle from his desperate vantage point. The artist's panoramic scenes are breathtaking, allowing full view of the frontier setting. Wood is also effective in conveying the huge numbers of Sioux warriors, making the massacre evidently plain for readers. Other artists in this issue include Jack Davis, Will Elder, John Severin and Harvey Kurtzman (cover). This is number 10 of 18 Two-Fisted Tales issues with Wood art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Wood or Two-Fisted Tales issues. See also this blog's Wally Wood checklist.
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"Custer's Last Stand" Wood story pencils and inks 7 pages = *****
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More Wood posts:
Boris Karloff #9
Captain Action #2
Two-Fisted Tales #41

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