Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Creepy #87 - Bernie Wrightson art & cover

Bernie Wrightson
Creepy magazine v1 #87, 1977 - In this special issue, the planet Mars is the theme that permeates all the stories. The most significant of these is "A Martian Saga", told in verse and drawn by Bernie Wrightson. Each page is laid out in four equally vertical panels (see interior page below). Each panel is lushly illustrated, using textures and fine brushstrokes throughout. Like much of his magazine work from the 1970s, this tale showcases some of Wrightson's best work. Separately, the artist draws a single page of various Martians from literature (two panels are replicated on the front cover). Other artists in this issue include Gray Morrow, Carmine Infantino and Ralph Reese. This is number 16 of 19 Creepy issues with Wrightson art and/or covers (not including reprints). See today's posts or more Wrightson or Creepy issues. See also this blog's Wrightson checklist or Top 10 Wrightson comics.
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"Four Classic Martians" Wrightson pencils and inks 1 page (black and white) = ***
"A Martian Saga" Wrightson story pencils and inks 6 pages (black and white) = ****
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Bernie Wrightson
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More Wrightson posts:
Wrightson Treasury
Morlock 2001 #3
Unexpected #121

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