Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Marvel Chillers #3 / Tigra - Bernie Wrightson cover

Bernie Wrightson
Marvel Chillers v1 #3 featuring Tigra the Were-woman, 1976 - Tigra the Were-woman begins in her own solo series, her second appearance since Giant Size Creatures #1. Bernie Wrightson inks over a typically character-centered Gil Kane cover. It is a roughly applied effort, evidenced by the lack of definition on the bystanders below. Still, his style is more evident here than on other Marvel covers. Other artists in this issue include Will Meugniot and Frank Chiaramonte. This is number 1 of 1 Marvel Chillers issues with Wrightson art and/or covers.
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Wrightson cover inks (Howard Chaykin pencils) = **

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4 comments:

  1. It took me a while to notice this was Wrightson inking. After looking at a large size scan I see some of Wrightson's style although I suspect the buildings in the background are by another hand, as well as some touch up work on Tigra.

    Nick C.

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  2. I suppose it's possible, but upon closer inspection I still tend to think Berni Wrightson did all of the inking. Who do you think assisted him? His mid-70s Marvel covers vary widely in quality. Some others to compare are Werewolf By Night #35, Frankenstein Monster #18, Dead of Night #11, Astonishing Tales #31, Tomb of Dracula #43 and Captain Marvel #43 (the best of the lot in my opinion). You can see these posts as well as his DC covers by putting "wrightson cover" in the top left search box. Thanks for your comment!

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  3. Looks a little like Gil Kane to me...?

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  4. Marvel Database credits Howard Chaykin with pencils, and looking at the foreground figures I would agree. The site does credit Wrightson with inks;if so yeah it looks like he inked it in a hurry.

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