Witchcraft #1 - Joe Kubert art

Witchcraft v1 #1, 1952 - At first glance, the inside front cover resembles Wally Wood's earliest style, but upon closer inspection it's more likely to be the work of Sid Check. Joe Kubert illustrates the lead story, about a repulsive looking artist who pines after his friend's lovely fiancee. A demonic creature looms over the artist on the opening splash, a metaphor for the main character's own twisted desires. Kubert's drawings are admirable for their kinetic quality. He also doesn't shy away from using symbolism as shorthand (specifically the floating eyes on the interior page shown below) or showing the necessary horrific scenes toward the story's end. This is number 1 of 2 Witchcraft issues with Kubert art.
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"Heritage of Horror" Kubert story pencils and inks 7 pages = ***

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