House of Secrets #100 - Bernie Wrightson cover

Bernie Wrightson

House of Secrets v1 #100, 1972 - Strangely enough, this 100th issue has no designation as a landmark issue. Bernie Wrightson's terrifying cover depicts a man disturbed by zombies in the dead of night. Light and dark are masterfully distributed to maximize depth. Note how the bedsheet's radial pattern suggests the victim's horror. My only criticism is the somber color palette, appropriate but unappealing. Other artists in this issue include Tom Palmer, Sergio Aragones, Mike Sekowsky, Tony DeZuniga and Alfredo Alcala. This is number 7 of 11 House of Secrets issues with Wrightson art and/or covers.
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Wrightson cover pencils and inks = ****

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  1. I think of all Wrightson covers this is my favorite of all. I was fortunate to run into this issue some years back at a second hand store mixed in with some other horror books and it's the one I think I will never get rid of. It is very goulish which I love of his style of art. just an outstanding cover.