Sunday, December 11, 2016

Two-Fisted Tales #25 - Wally Wood art


Two-Fisted Tales v1 #25, 1952 - Chronicling one of the American Revolution's most famous battles is no easy task, yet Wally Wood approaches the challenge with artistic gusto. Nearly fifteen hundred men died at the Battle of Bunker Hill (then known as Breed's Hill) in 1775, roughly two-thirds of them British redcoats. Wood effectively suggests the sheer number of soldiers involved by packing any many figures as he can in most of the panels. Even those at a distance are more finely detailed than your typical comic book illustration. His drawings are enhanced by equally masterful pacing throughout. The heroic opening scene, of patriots overlooking the British ships in Boston Harbor, is reminiscent of patriotic colonial-era paintings. Other artists this issue include Jack Davis, John Severin, Bill Elder and Harvey Kurtzman (art & cover). This is number 8 of 18 Two-Fisted Tales issues with Wood art and/or covers.
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"Bunker Hill" Wood story pencils and inks 7 pages = *****

Two-Fisted Tales v1 #25 - Wally Wood ec war golden age comic book page art
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1 comment:

  1. The pacing of the page shown is very Kurtzman-esque. I wonder what the pages looked like before Wood worked on them.

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