Friday, July 5, 2013

Astonishing Tales #3 - Barry Windsor Smith, Wally Wood art

Astonishing Tales v1 #3 featuring Ka-Zar and Dr. Doom, 1970 - A revolution threatens to unseat Dr. Doom from his ironclad dictatorship. Wally Wood illustrates the destruction that follows with great skill. Lights and darks are used to dramatic effect throughout the story (see interior page below). In the second tale, the Petrified Man implores Ka-Zar to return with him to his native Savage Land. Barry Smith's style seems a perfect fit for the character: primitively drawn but with no less entusiasm. This story was later reprinted in Savage Tales annual #1. This is number 1 of 5 Astonishing Tales issues with Smith art and/or covers and number 3 of 4 Astonishing Tales issues with Wood art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Smith, Wood, Astonishing Tales or Ka-zar issues. See also this blog's Smith checklist, Wood checklist or Top 10 Smith comics.
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"Back to the Savage Land" Smith story pencils 10 pages = ***
"Doom Must Die!" Wood story pencils and inks 10 pages = ***

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Barry Windsor Smith

Wally Wood
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More Wood posts:
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Weird SF #23

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