2/12/18

Strange Tales #58 - Al Williamson, Matt Baker art


Strange Tales v1 #58, 1957 - When a scientist discovers an anti-gravity formula, he subsequently uses it to commit crimes. Al Williamson's splendid art lends weight to the story, supplemented by Ralph Mayo's terrific inking. In Matt Baker's tale, Communists kidnap a noted scientist for his groundbreaking discovery. Despite his notoriety on romance comics, this spy thriller is well within the artist's capabilities. His opening panels is especially well composed (see interior page below). Other artists in this issue include Gene Colan and Pete Morisi. This is number 1 of 2 Strange Tales issues with Williamson art and/or covers.
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"He Floats Thru the Air" Williamson story pencils (Ralph Mayo inks) 4 pages = ***
"The Secret of the Black Tube" Baker story pencils and inks 4 pages = ***

Matt Baker
Al Williamson
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1 comment:

  1. I like the Bill Everett cover. The main figure casts an ominous cast shadow on the buildings behind. The person in the middle window of the building on the lower left could be a self portrait.

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