Sunday, March 26, 2017

Kong the Untamed #1 - Bernie Wrightson cover

Kong the Untamed v1 #1 - Bernie Wrightson dc bronze age comic book cover art
Bernie Wrightson
Kong the Untamed v1 #1, 1975 - One of several adventure titles DC launched in the mid 70s, this series about a prehistoric caveboy lasted only a handful of issues. Alfredo Alcala does a capable job on the interior artwork, and the masthead design appears to be his as well. What makes this first issue most noteworthy is Bernie Wrightson's compelling cover. Kong fends off a much larger foe, while sharply pointed sticks peer up toward the figures. The artist employs a worm's eye view and dagger-like shapes to give the scene a heightened tension. Wrightson's crisp, streamlined brushwork makes this comparable to some of his best horror genre comics. This is number 1 of 2 Kong issues with Wrightson art and/or covers.
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Wrightson cover pencils and inks = ****

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