Sunday, January 3, 2016

Creepy #83 - Bernie Wrightson, Al Williamson art, Frank Frazetta cover reprint


Creepy v1 #83, 1976 - Bored and living on a craggy asteroid, a husband and wife use their image selector to create more interesting environments. Lushly illustrated by Al Williamson, panels are filled with exotic flora and fauna. Decorative borders on each page add little to the artist's already imaginative drawings. A second tale features a traveling salesman, a teenage girl and her little brother. Carmine Infantino's pencils mostly dominate, despite Bernie Wrightson's inking. It's painfully evident that their artistic approaches are mostly dissimilar. Wrightson's style emerges on only a handful of panels, mainly in the shadows (see interior page shown below). Compare this work to his more recognizable inside front cover. Lastly, Frank Frazetta's cover from Creepy #15 is repurposed. This is number 14 of 19 Wrightson issues with Creepy art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Frazetta, Williamson, Wrightson or Creepy issues. See also this blog's Frazetta checklist, Williamson checklist, Wrightson checklist, Top 10 Frazetta comics or Top 10 Wrightson comics.
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Wrightson inside front cover pencils and inks (duotone) = ***
"Now You See It" Williamson story pencils and inks 8 pages (black and white) = ****
"Country Pie" Wrightson story inks (Carmine Infantino pencils) 6 pages (black and white) = **

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Al Williamson

Bernie Wrightson
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More Wrightson posts:
Weird #2
Eerie #57
Creepy #67


More Williamson posts:
Somerset Holmes #4
Kid Colt #66
Grimms Ghost... #5

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