House of Secrets #96 – Bernie Wrightson cover, Wally Wood art, Alex Toth reprint

Bernie Wrightson
House of Secrets v1 #96, 1971 - Bernie Wrightson begins the issue with his exceptional cover. Innocent children are directly contrasted against the ghoulish residents of an old painting. The artistic details are delicately applied and beautifully executed. Wally Wood delivers the tale of a little boy, terrified and alone in a world of monsters. The creatures are beyond grotesque, created by the artist's fluent imagination. The drawing, pacing and layouts are superb throughout a mere six pages. Reminiscent of his 1950s EC work, this story is this story is among Wood's finest bronze age efforts. This story was later reprinted in DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest #17. Lastly, the issue includes a Alex Toth sci-fi tale from House of Secrets #48. Other artists in this issue include Bill Draut, Dick Dillin, Jack Abel and Sergio Aragones. This is number 2 of 2 House of Secrets issues with Wood art and/or covers and number 6 of 11 House of Secrets issues with Wrightson art and/or covers.
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Wrightson cover pencils and inks = ****
"The Monster" Wood pencils and inks 6 pages = ****

Wally Wood
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