Monday, June 29, 2015

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde / A Star Presentation #3 - Wally Wood art & cover

Wally Wood
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde / A Star Presentation v1 #3, 1950 - Robert Louis Stevenson's novel is adapted for comics for the first time. A young Wally Wood handles the artistic chores early in his career. Though enthusiastic, the pages with often filled with crudely applied drawings. Glimpses of his talent appear in a few panels, but overall the artist struggles. On the other hand, Wood delivers a memorably arresting cover. Especially effective is how the female figure visually splits the two conflicting personalities. The artist also draws the brief horror tale accompanying the main feature. Both stories were later reprinted in This Is Suspense #23This is number 1 of 1 A Star Presentation issues with Wood art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Wood or Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde issues. See also this blog's Wood checklist.
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Wood cover pencils and inks = ****
"Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" Wood story pencils and inks 26 pages = **
"The Repulsive Dwarf" Wood story pencils and inks 3 pages = **
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