Saturday, December 19, 2015

Eerie #2 - Wally Wood art & cover

Wally Wood
Eerie v1 #2, 1951 - Ghoulish figures accompany a female prisoner through an underground passage. Wally Wood brings several horrific elements together in one disturbing cover. Equally frightening is his interior work, comprised of the inside front cover and the lead story. In "The Thing from the Sea", a bully murders a fellow sailor and steals his girlfriend to boot. Some of the pages and panels are crudely drawn but display the artist's future potential. Wood's fine detailing is evident, especially on the gorier scenes and subjects. Inkers Sid Check and Joe Orlando are mostly faithful to his pencils. Note that this cover was later reprinted in Eerie v3 #9. Other artists in this issue include Manny Stallman, H.C. Kiefer and Louis Ravielli. This is number 1 of 4 Eerie issues with Wood art and/or covers (not including reprints). See today's posts more Wood or Eerie issues. See also this blog's Wood checklist.
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Wood cover pencils and inks = ****
Wood inside front cover pencils (Sid Check inks) (black and white) = ****
"The Thing from the Sea" Wood story pencils (Sid Check, Joe Orlando inks) 7 pages = ***
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Wally Wood
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