Sunday, March 26, 2017

Twisted Tales #2 - Bernie Wrightson cover, Mike Ploog art

Twisted Tales v1 #2 - Bernie Wrightson 1980s horror comic book cover art
Bernie Wrightson
Twisted Tales v1 #2, 1982 - Bernie Wrightson executes his one and only cover for this mature horror title by Pacific Comics. The scene is strongly reminiscent of the notoriously violent EC comics of the 1950s, an influence that pervades the entire Twisted Tales series. Bloody yet compelling, the worm's eye view makes the killer seem even more menacing. Note how the bottom tip of the ax leads the reader's eye toward the next victim. Mike Ploog draws a tale of a desperately lonely man and his imagined fantasies. The artwork is both gory and cartoonish, a disturbing yet effective combination. Other artists in this issue include Ken Steacy, Val Mayerik and Rand Holmes. This is number 1 of 2 Twisted Tales issues with Wrightson art and/or covers and number 1 of 1 Twisted Tales issues with Ploog art and/or covers.
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Wrightson cover pencils and inks = ***
"Over His Head" Ploog story pencils and inks 8 pages = ***


Twisted Tales v1 #2 - Mike Ploog 1980s horror comic book page art
Mike Ploog
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