Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Classics Illustrated #144 / First Men in the Moon - Al Williamson art


Classics Illustrated v1 #144 / First Men in the Moon, 1958 - Adapting the H. G. Wells novel of the same name, artist George Woodbridge shows a less than impressive effort. At an ample forty-five pages, the publisher's strict panel grid almost always ensures monotonous layouts. Al Williamson, along with Angelo Torres, lends his colleague a hand, contributing at least partial inks. One source specifies their involvement only on some of the backgrounds and pages 15, 17 and others seem to reinforce this. The lunar aliens also appear to be of Williamson's design, given their similarity to earlier works. In general, the artwork is far from the capabilities of all three artists. This is number 1 of 1 Classics Illustrated issues issues with Williamson art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Williamson or Classics Illustrated issues. See also this blog's Williamson checklist.
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"First Men in the Moon" Williamson partial story inks (Angelo Torres partial story inks, George Woodbridge pencils) 45 pages = *
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Al Williamson
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Somerset Holmes #2
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