Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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 and number 7 of 27 House of Mystery issues with Wrightson art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Adams, Wrightson or House of Mystery issues. See also this blog's Adams checklist or Top 10 Adams comics, Wrightson checklist or Top 10 Wrightson comics.
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Adams cover pencils and inks = **
"Night Prowler" Wrightson story pencils and inks 3 pages = ****

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Bernie Wrightson
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More Wrightson posts:
Eerie #57
Creepy #67
House of Secrets #94

More Adams posts:
Weird War Tales v1 #8 dc bronze age comic book cover art by Neal Adams
Weird War #8
Strange Adventures v1 #216 dc 1960s silver age comic book cover art by Neal Adams
Strange Adv. #216
X-men v1 #58 marvel comic book cover art by Neal Adams
X-men #58

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