Friday, April 29, 2016

Six-Gun Western #3 - Al Williamson art


Six-Gun Western v1 #3, 1957 - A posse of deputies loses own of their own while tracking down a killer. Al Williamson's deftly rendered pencils are inked by Ralph Mayo, whose concise brushstrokes add clarity and polish. The opening nighttime scene is a especially exceptional with its main figures backlit from a campfire. My only criticism is that the sheriff and missing deputy look confusingly alike on the first few pages. Other artists in this issue include Gene Colan, Bob Powell and Joe Maneely (cover). This is number 3 of 3 Six-Gun Western issues with Williamson art and/or covers.
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"One of Our Deputies is Missing" Williamson story pencils (Ralph Mayo inks) 4 pages = ***

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3 comments:

  1. Joe Maneely cover (you can see the remnants of his signature at the bottom left above the railing).

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  2. When i shared Al's studio in the late 80's he told me he used to sometimes do these stories overnight, or in 2 days with his buddy Angelo Torres. They'd sit there and pass the pages back and forth working all over them.

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  3. Thanks for sharing that experience.

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