2/27/15

Shock Suspenstories #11 - Wally Wood art


Shock Suspenstories v1 #11, 1953 - Returning to his hometown, a Korean War veteran finds out his GI buddy’s body is rejected from the local cemetery. Despite the dead soldier’s heroism, the townspeople conspire to have him buried elsewhere. Wally Wood faithfully depicts a festive homecoming on the opening page, complete with billowing American flags. Patriotic townspeople crowd the train station, tapering off in the distance to enhance perspective. Wood's line quality seems softer, less distinct than usual, but doesn't detract from the aesthetics and emotional impact. Other artists in this issue include Johnny Craig, Reed Crandall and Jack Kamen. This is number 10 of 14 Shock Suspenstories issues with Wood art and/or covers.
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”In Gratitude" Wood pencils and inks 7 pages = ****

Wally Wood
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