Saturday, August 16, 2014

John Wayne Adventure Comics #8 - Al Williamson / Frank Frazetta art


John Wayne Adventure Comics v1 #8, 1950 - Al Williamson's artwork is the most dynamic in the entire issue. In his opening story, a wildcatter is harassed by an oil syndicate to sell his well. John and Bonanza offer to help when tragedy strikes. Williamson's pencils vary widely in quality with the exception of the first and last pages. His second tale chronicles the life and crimes of a heavily scarred bandit. The artist struggles with the layouts and pacing, hindering the storytelling. Frank Frazetta inks Williamson's pencils, improving the faces and figures with limited success. "The Ugly Duckling Bandit" was later reprinted in John Wayne Adventure Comics #18. This is number 6 of 6 John Wayne Adventure issues with Frazetta art and/or covers (not including reprints) and number 6 of 6 John Wayne Adventure issues with Williamson art and/or covers (not including reprints). See today's posts or more Frazetta, Williamson or John Wayne Adventure issues. See also this blog's Frazetta checklist, Williamson checklist, Top 10 Frazetta comics or an original page from this issue.
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"The Weeping Walloper" Williamson story pencils / Frazetta inks 12 pages = **
"The Ugly Duckling Bandit" Williamson story pencils / Frazetta inks 9 pages = **
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Al Williamson / Frank Frazetta
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More Frazetta posts:
Bobby Benson's B-Bar-B Riders v1 #13 western comic book cover art by Frank Frazetta
Bobby Benson #13
Ghost Rider v1 #4 comic book cover art by Frank Frazetta
Ghost Rider #4
Tim Holt v1 #17 golden age western comic book cover art by Frank Frazetta
Tim Holt #17


More Williamson posts:
Astonishing #57
Ringo Kid #13
Six-Gun Western #1

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