6/24/16

Marvel Preview #4 / Star-Lord - non-attributed Bernie Wrightson art


Marvel Preview v1 #4 presents Star-Lord, 1976 - This issue marks the first appearance of Star Lord, an interplanetary hero accompanied by his sentient spacecraft. Unknown to many comic book guides, the inside front cover boasts terrific Bernie Wrightson art. The openness of the layout suggests it may have been a rejected cover, allowing room for a masthead perhaps. The drawing itself works well in black and white, depicting a battle in mountainous high altitude. The large, worm-like creature is very characteristic of Wrightson's monsters, full of mass and grotesqueness. Note the masterful fine lines on the mountain itself, contrasting delicate grasses with the harsh rock formations. Other artists in this issue include Steve Gan, Ed Hannigan, Rick Bryant and P. Craig Russell and Gray Morrow (cover). This is number 1 of 1 Marvel Preview issues with Wrightson art and/or covers.
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Wrightson inside front cover pencils and inks (black and white) = ***

Bernie Wrightson
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