House of Mystery #191 - Neal Adams cover, Bernie Wrightson art

Neal Adams
House of Mystery v1 #191, 1971 - An intriguing theme, this twisted Pinocchio cover is poorly laid out by Neal Adams. Too much negative space in the center serves as a distraction to the whole. In Bernie Wrightson's tale, a couple hears strange sounds in the dead of night and takes precautions against a possible burglar. Despite only three pages, the artwork is confidently drawn with sensitive brushwork. Wrightson's mastery of lighting and contrast is strongly evident here. This story was later reprinted in Limited Collectors' Edition C-43 and Roots of the Swamp Thing #3. Other artists in this issue include Bill Draut and Tony Dezuniga. This is number 17 of 26 House of Mystery issues with Adams art and/or covers (not including reprints) and number 7 of 27 House of Mystery issues with Wrightson art and/or covers (not including reprints). Find >this issue or more >Adams, >Wrightson or >House of Mystery issues on ebay.
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Adams cover pencils and inks = **
"Night Prowler" Wrightson story pencils and inks 3 pages = ****

Bernie Wrightson
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