Sunday, June 8, 2014

Gunsmoke Western #36 - Al Williamson art

Gunsmoke Western v1 #36, 1956 - An infamous outlaw arrives in a small frontier town, upsetting the local residents. Like much of Al Williamson's work for Atlas, the story is brief and succinct. The large panel on the opening page draws readers in with fine details. The layout and pacing are effective, especially toward the end where silhouetted figures build to a climax, revealing the outlaw's face. Other artists in this issue include Gene Colan and Joe Maneely (cover). This is number 3 of 5 Gunsmoke Western issues with Williamson art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Williamson or Gunsmoke Western issues. See also this blog's Williamson checklist.
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"When Drago Came to Town" Williamson story pencils and inks 4 pages = ***
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 Al Williamson
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More Williamson posts:
Weird Science-Fantasy v1 #24 ec comic book cover art by Al Feldstein
Weird Sci-Fantasy #24
Gunsmoke #10
Western Outlaws #11

1 comment:

  1. This cover art is by Joe Maneely. His signature is in the bottom left by the wagon wheel.