Saturday, June 21, 2014

Battleground #18 - Al Williamson art

Battleground v1 #18, 1957 - How does an antiquated plane able to best a slew of newer, faster enemy jets? Al Williamson recounts this tale of Nationalist and Communist forces in China. Adeptly drawn, the artist's pencils are noticeably enhanced by Ralph Mayo's smooth workmanship. Williamson's layouts are generally straightforward, with the exception of a breathtaking flight sequence on page 2 (see interior page below). Other artists in this issue include Gene Colan, Jay Scott Pike, Joe Sinnott and Joe Maneely (cover). This is number 3 of 3 Battleground issues with Williamson art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Williamson or Battleground issues. See also this blog's Al Williamson checklist.
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"They Don't Come Back" Williamson story pencils (Ralph Mayo inks) 4 pages = ***
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 Al Williamson
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More Williamson posts:
Forbidden Worlds #3
Witching Hour #14
Grimms Ghost...#8

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