Saturday, June 7, 2014

Crime Smashers #5 - Wally Wood art

Crime Smashers v1 #5, 1951 - After an old woman is found strangled in her bed, reporter Ray Hale investigates her daughter, the fiancee and a thug robbing a nearby grocery store. A grisly murder scene opens the story, although mild compared to other crime comics of the era. Wally Wood's artwork is simple and sometimes crudely drawn. Figure proportions and foreshortening are often unconvincing (page 8 panel 1 for example). Nonetheless, Wood's work is distinctive and recognizable, particularly his rendition of femme fatales. This is number 1 of 1 Crime Smashers issues with Wood art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Wood or Crime Smashers issues. See also this blog's Wood checklist.
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"A Noose for News" Wood story pencils and inks 8 pages = **
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Wally Wood
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More Wood posts:
Western Crime... #9
Thunder Agents v1 #8 tower silver age 1960s comic book cover art by Wally Wood
Thunder Agents #8
Two-Fisted Tales #33

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