Friday, June 23, 2017

Tower of Shadows #3 - Barry Windsor Smith art

Tower of Shadows v1 #3, 1970 - Robbers case the house of a hermetic old sea captain in this early Barry Smith tale. The art is unpolished and rough-hewn, consistent with his other works of the same era. Inkers John Verpoorten and Dan Adkins do their best to add definition and clarity, but are only partially successful. Still, Smith's experimental layouts and unusual viewpoints (see interior page below) are not without merit. Other artists in this issue include George Tuska and Gene Colan. This is number 1 of 3 Tower of Shadows issues with Smith art and/or covers.
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"The Terrible Old Man" Smith story pencils (John Verpoorten and Dan Adkins inks) 6 pages = **

Barry Windsor Smith
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