Monday, July 1, 2013

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

Wally Wood
Valor v1 #1, 1955 - Wally Wood's majestic cover accompanies his story inside: three hundred years after his death, King Arthur returns to claim England's throne. The artwork depicts knights, maidens, villages and castles in all their medieval splendor. In Al Williamson's tale of ancient Rome, a captain falls in love with a Greek slave girl, incurring the wrath of the Empress. The drawings are sophisticated and sensitive, despite the small panels and abundant dialogue. Both Williamson and Wood contribute visually striking works for this bold premiere issue. Other artists in this issue include Bernie Krigstein and Graham Ingels. This is number 1 of 4 Valor issues with Wood art and/or covers and number 1 of 4 Valor issues with Williamson art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Wood, Williamson or Valor issues. See also this blog's Williamson checklist, Wood checklist or an original page from this issue.
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Wood cover pencils and inks = ***
"The Arena" Williamson story pencils (Angelo Torres) inks 7 pages = ***
"The Return of King Arthur" Wood story pencils and inks 7 pages = ***

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Wally Wood

Al Williamson
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See: today's posts / Williamson / Wood / Valor
Find on ebay: >this issue >Wood >Williamson >Valor

More Williamson posts:
Flash Gordon tpb
Six-Gun Western #2
Strange Tales #64


More Wood posts:
Valor v1 #4 ec comic book cover art by Wally Wood
Valor #4
Captain Action #5
Hercules Unbound #1

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