Saturday, March 25, 2017

Giant-Size Dracula #5 - John Byrne art


Giant-Size Dracula v1 #5, 1975 - Like many giant-size annuals of the 1970s, this issue uses both new and older material. In addition to the main Dracula feature is John Byrne's very first effort for Marvel: a stand-alone tale about a man trapped within his own nightmare. The opening splash is visually arresting, depicting an attack by a demonic hound. Despite some interesting layouts that follow, Rudy Nebres' heavy-handed inks bury Byrne's pencils beyond recognition (see interior page below). Other artists in this issue include Virgilo Redondo, Dan Adkins and Gil Kane/Tom Palmer (cover). This is number 1 of 1 Giant-Size Dracula issues with Byrne art and/or covers.
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"Dark Asylum" Byrne story pencils (Rudy Nebres inks) 8 pages = *

John Byrne
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2 comments:

  1. Very nice Gil Kane/Tom Palmer cover. It's too bad Marvel was caption/word baloon crazy at the time. This cover needs no copy.

    Nick Caputo

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