Sunday, April 30, 2017

Web of Horror #3 - Bernie Wrightson art & cover, Frank Brunner art (1st pro work)

Bernie Wrightson
Web of Horror v1 #3, 1969 - This could well be Bernie Wrightson's first painted cover, which would explain some of its shortcomings. The layout allows too much room for additional text, although the rendering itself is nicely done. Wrightson fares better on both his two-page contest promotion and the eerily drawn six-pager "Feed It". His style is tighter and more confident, carefully dividing pages into areas of light and dark (this story was later reprinted in the Berni Wrightson Treasury). Frank Brunner's first professional work also appears in this issue. Laborious and heavily drawn, it nonetheless hints at his emerging talent. Other artists in this issue include Syd Shores, Michael Kaluta and Bruce Jones. This is number 3 of 3 Web of Horror issues with Wrightson art and/or covers and number 1 of 1 Web of Horror issues with Brunner art and/or covers.
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Wrightson painted cover & back cover = **
Brunner inside front cover pencils and inks = **
"Feed It" Wrightson story pencils and inks 6 pages = ***

"Santa's Claws" Brunner story pencils and inks 7 pages = ***
"Web of Horror comic art contest" Wrightson pencils and inks 2 pages = ***
(all pages above in black and white)

Frank Brunner
Bernie Wrightson
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More Wrightson posts:
House of Mystery #180
Eerie #58
Swamp Thing v1 #7 1970s bronze age dc comic book cover art by Bernie Wrightson
Swamp Thing #7

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