Creepy #77 - Bernie Wrightson, Alex Toth art

Creepy v1 #77, 1976 - Unlike other issues, Bernie Wrightson's frontispiece appears in full color. His burdensome Santa Claus is terrific, but it's interior tale that stands out. "Clarice" tells of a tragedy during a winter storm in the mountains. Wrightson's superb drawings match Bruce Jones' poetic verse flawlessly (this story was later reprinted in Creepy #113). Alex Toth chronicles a pilot's strange encounter of a UFO during the 1920s. Thoughtfully laid out (see interior page below), the story is nicely representative of his work during the bronze age. Other artists include Richard Corben and John Severin. This is number 13 of 19 Creepy issues with Wrightson art and/or covers and number 7 of 15 Creepy issues with Toth art and/or covers (not including reprints).
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Wrightson inside front cover pencils and inks = ***
Untitled Tibor Miko story Toth pencils and inks pages (black and white) = ***
"ClariceWrightson story pencils and inks 5 pages (black and white) = ****

Alex Toth
Bernie Wrightson

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