Brave and the Bold #18 - Joe Kubert art

Brave and the Bold v1 #18, 1958 - Entering the realm of the Ice King, the Viking Prince faces several deadly obstacles before reaching a sleeping princess. This exceptional work by Joe Kubert showcases his mastery of layout and pacing as much as his superb drawings skills. Each page is designed in relation to the scene or activity. Vertical panels emphasize height and scale (see interior page below). Repetitive panels slow down sequences for dramatic effect. Most impressive of all is Kubert's opening splash of the Viking Prince and the Ice King in battle. He introduces the main characters while arranging the figures in an asymmetrical but perfectly balanced composition. This story was later reprinted in DC Special #5 and Best of DC #26. Other artists in this issue include Russ Heath. This is number 18 of 32 Brave and the Bold issues with Kubert art and/or covers (not including reprints). 
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"Threat of the Ice King" Kubert story pencils and inks 13 pages = *****

Joe Kubert
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  1. Pretty slick cover with nice chainmail textures by Irv Novick and Jack Adler