Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Vault of Evil #2 - Jim Starlin / Mike Ploog cover

Jim Starlin / Mike Ploog

Vault of Evil v1 #2, 1973 - The masthead takes up roughly half the space on this crowded cover. Jim Starlin and Mike Ploog make the best of it with a concise z-shaped layout. Starlin extends the grim reaper and his scythe beyond the frame, gaining depth in the process. Mike Ploog's inks dominate the pencils, resulting in a strikingly eerie design. The duo also collaborated on another bronze age horror book, Journey into Mystery v2 #1. Other artists in this issue include Howie Post. This is number 1 of 1 Vault of Evil issues with Starlin art and/or covers and number 1 of 1 Vault of Evil issues with Ploog art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Starlin, Ploog or Vault of Evil issues. See also this blog's Ploog checklist, Top 10 Ploog comics, Starlin checklist or Top 10 Starlin comics.
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Starlin cover pencils / Ploog
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More Ploog posts:
 Frankenstein #4
Werewolf by Night #7
Monsters Unleashed #6

More Starlin posts:
Rampaging Hulk #7
Batman Family #20
Captain Marvel #32 marvel 1970s bronze age comic book cover art by Jim Starlin
Captain Marvel #32

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