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House of Mystery #195 - Bernie Wrightson art & cover, Nestor Redondo art

Bernie Wrightson
House of Mystery v1 #195, 1971 - A graphically attractive cover by Bernie Wrightson begins the issue, looking much more recent than his work inside. His interior story tells of a dictator who plans to level an ancient, much-feared forest. It was clearly drawn a few years earlier, but Wrightson's fluid brushwork is impressive nonetheless. Nestor Redondo's tale chronicles an abusive drunkard and his suffering family. Set in the 1700s, the era seems perfectly suited to his romanticized style. Other artists in this issue include Ralph Reese and Mike Kaluta. This is number 10 of 27 House of Mystery issues with Wrightson art and/or covers and number 2 of 16 House of Mystery issues with Redondo art and/or covers.  from this issue.
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Wrightson cover pencils and inks = ***
"Things Old, Things Forgotten" Wrightson story pencils and inks 10 pages = ***
"Bat Out of Hell" Redondo story pencils and inks 8 pages = ***


Nestor Redondo


Bernie Wrightson
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3 comments:

  1. Wrightson drew this pre-Swamp Thing creature story in 1968, as you can see from his signature on the closing page (with his old, Frazetta-inspired signature).

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