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Prison Break #2 - Wally Wood cover, Joe Kubert art

Wally Wood
Prison Break v1 #2, 1951 - In an apparent male fantasy scenario, a breakout occurs in a prison full of buxom women. This cover is an early example of Wally Wood's penchant for "good girl" art, but his female renditions have been better. Joe Kubert chronicles the escape of a three (male) inmates and their crime spree across several states. This brutal story is drawn in fine detail, enhanced by the use of montage and visual metaphors. Kubert's artwork surpasses the rest of the issue, with the exception of Everett Raymond Kinstler's elegant inside front cover. Other artists in this issue include Allen Ulmer and others. This is number 2 of 2 Prison Break issues with Wood art and/or covers and number 1 of 1 Prison Break issues with Kubert art and/or covers.
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Wood cover pencils and inks = **
"Walter Legenza and the Tri-State Gang" Kubert story pencils and inks 8 pages = ***

Joe Kubert
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