Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Eerie Tales #1 - Al Williamson art


Eerie Tales v1 #1, 1959 - Continuing the tradition of EC horror comics, this magazine series features an array of excellent artwork. The best of these is Lower Than Hell", the tale of a lowly miner and what he would do to impress his beautiful girlfriend. Drawn by Al Williamson, the pages reveal a high level of craft and sophistication. Large, roomy panels throughout contain precise and meticulous detail (see interior page below). Gray tones are added to increase depth of the stark black and white images. Toward the end of the golden age, Williamson proves himself among the best artists in comics. Other artists in this issue include Bob Powell, Angelo Torres, Gray Morrow and more. This is number 1 of 1 Eerie Tales issues with Williamson art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Williamson or Eerie Tales issues. See also this blog's Williamson checklist.
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"Lower Than Hell" Williamson story pencils and inks 4 pages (black and white) = *****
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Eerie Tales #1 - 1950s horror comic book page by Al Williamson
Al Williamson

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Gunsmoke #9
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