Piracy #1 - Wally Wood art & cover, Al Williamson art

Wally Wood
Piracy v1 #1, 1954 - In Al Williamson's nautical tale, the first mate of a whaling ship reveals his ambitions of replacing the old captain. His images are open and airy, finely delineated by frequent collaborator Angelo Torres. Wally Wood supplies the frenetic, swashbuckling cover. It's beautifully complex layout is accompanied by a superb illustration of a 1800s-era tall ship. Within the issue, Wood tells of a cruel ship captain that drives his crew to the breaking point. Each page captures the seafaring era with convincing authenticity. The first page shows the main characters on deck, surrounded by masts, rigging and woodwork, all in excruciating detail. These stories were later reprinted in Piracy v2 #1. Other artists in this issue include Jack Davis and Reed Crandall (art and cover). This is number 1 of 2 Piracy issues with Wood art and/or covers and number 1 of 2 Piracy issues with Williamson art and/or covers.
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"The Mutineeers" Wood story pencils and inks 8 pages = ****
"Harpooned" Williamson story pencils (Angelo Torres inks) 6 pages = ***

Wally Wood

Al Williamson
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