Wednesday, February 5, 2014

House of Mystery #203 - Nestor Redondo, Bernie Wrightson art

House of Mystery v1 #203, 1972 - Nestor Redondo's lengthiest DC tale yet tells of a crooked real estate tycoon and a rotund, mysterious old woman. Nicely illustrated in his classical style, the story's highlight is a montage panel of a skyscraper being built over time (page 6). On Bernie Wrightson's opening splash, Cain and his pet gargoyle entertain children at an aviary. Sumptuously drawn, the lighthearted tone contrasts against the somber tone of the stories. Other artists in this issue include Russ Heath, Jack Sparling and Tony Dezuniga. Wrightson's splash page was later reprinted in Roots of the Swamp Thing #2 and Welcome Back to the House of Mystery #1. This is number 12 of 27 House of Mystery issues with Wrightson art and/or covers and number 4 of 16 House of Mystery issues with Redondo art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Wrightson, Redondo or House of Mystery issues. See also this blog's Wrightson checklist, Top 10 Wrightson comics, Redondo checklist or Top 10 Redondo comics.
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Wrightson splash pencils and inks 1 page = ****
"The Tower of Prey" Redondo story pencils and inks 11 pages = ***
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Bernie Wrightson

Nestor Redondo
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More Wrightson posts:
House of Mystery #213
DC Super Spectacular #4
Kong the Untamed v1 #2 - Bernie Wrightson dc bronze age comic book cover art
Kong #2

More Redondo posts:
House of Mystery #302
Savage Sword #90
Phantom Stranger #36

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