Sunday, April 3, 2016

Weird Science-Fantasy #24 - Al Williamson, Wally Wood art

Weird Science-Fantasy v1 #24 ec comic book cover art by Al Feldstein
Weird Science-Fantasy v1 #24, 1954 - Prospecting for uranium in the desert, two men are whisked away on a UFO to a planet populated with beautiful women. Wally Wood's drawings display a high level of craftsmanship. He transitions the setting from barren landscapes to an advanced, futuristic world. Not surprisingly, Wood accentuates the beauty of the female figure on many of the pages. In Al Williamson's tale, a space crew searches the galaxy for intelligent life, only to find it in planetary form. The artwork teems with detail, especially the first page's view of the ship's control center. Each page is meticulously drawn, aided by Roy Krenkel's meticulous inking (see interior page below). Other artists in this issue include Joe Orlando, Bernard Krigstein and Al Feldstein (cover). This is number 2 of 5 Weird Science-Fantasy issues with Williamson art and/or covers and number 2 of 7 Weird Science-Fantasy issues with Wood art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Wood, Williamson or Weird Science-Fantasy issues. See also this blog's Williamson checklist or Wood checklist.
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"For Posterity" Wood story pencils and inks 8 pages = ****
"Upheaval" Williamson story pencils and inks (Roy Krenkel partial inks) 7 pages = ****

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Wally Wood

Weird Science-Fantasy v1 #24 ec comic book page art by Al Williamson
Al Williamson
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More Williamson posts:
Cheyenne Kid #11
Flash Gordon v4 #5 1960s silver age science fiction comic book cover art by Al Williamson
Flash Gordon #5
Buster Crabbe v1 #5 golden age comic book cover art by Frank Frazetta
Buster Crabbe #5
More Wood posts:
Daredevil #7
MARS Patrol #3
Tower of Shadows #6

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