Sunday, May 14, 2017

Anthro #6 - Wally Wood art & cover

Anthro v1 #6 dc silver age 1960s comic book cover art by Wally Wood
Wally Wood
Anthro v1 #6, 1969 - Howie Post introduced this prehistoric teenager in Showcase #74, which led to this short-lived, self-titled series. Wally Wood lends a hand on this final issue. He labors over the inks on the story pages, adding greater nuance and texture. His collaboration on the cover, however, brings humor to new artistic heights. Aside from the implicit sex and sexism of the "girl-fighting" theme, there is much to admire. The composition is superbly planned, from the framing of the women beneath the masthead to Anthro's reclining figure fitting inside the negative space. Wood lovingly details the female figures, emphasizing their facial expressions and their scantily-clad attire. The artists' respective styles work together seamlessly. producing an iconic and admittedly campy image for the 1960s. This is number 1 of 1 Anthro issues with Wood art and/or covers.
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Wood cover inks (Howie Post pencils) = *****
"The Marriage of Anthro"
Wood story inks (Howie Post pencils) 24 pages = ***

Anthro v1 #6 dc silver age 1960s comic book page art by Wally Wood
Wally Wood
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