Saturday, September 28, 2013

Buster Crabbe #5 - Frank Frazetta cover, Al Williamson art

Buster Crabbe v1 #5 golden age comic book cover art by Frank Frazetta
Frank Frazetta
Buster Crabbe v1 #5, 1952 - The actor's adventures move from westerns to science fiction tales with this issue. Although Frank Frazetta struggles with Buster Crabbe's likeness, his rendering skills are supreme. The strong composition is reinforced by fine details on the figures. Note the attention to detail with the aliens' hair, which makes them seem more unkempt and brutish. In Al Williamson's tale, Buster and Whiskers are spirited away to Mars, whose populace intends to conquer Earth. Despite the inane plot, the artist does an admirable job with the exotic femme fatale and her planet's futuristic landscapes. This is number 3 of 5 Buster Crabbe issues with Frazetta art and/or covers and number 3 of 3 Buster Crabbe issues with Williamson art and/or covers. See today's posts, more Frazetta or Buster Crabbe issues. See also this blog's Frazetta checklist or Top 10 Frazetta comics.
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Frazetta cover pencils and inks = ****
"Buster Crabbe and the Maid of Mars" Williamson story pencils and inks 11 pages = ***
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Buster Crabbe v1 #5 golden age comic book page art by Al Williamson
Al Williamson
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More Williamson posts:
Race for the Moon #3
Weird Fantasy #21
Valor #3

More Frazetta posts:
Ghost Rider v1 #4 comic book cover art by Frank Frazetta
Ghost Rider #4
Forbidden Worlds #1
Frank Frazetta Buck Rogers 1950s golden age science fiction comic book cover / Famous Funnies #213
Famous Funnies #213

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