8/16/14

John Wayne Adventure Comics #8 - Al Williamson / Frank Frazetta art


John Wayne Adventure Comics v1 #8, 1950 - Al Williamson's artwork is the most dynamic in the entire issue. In his opening story, a wildcatter is harassed by an oil syndicate to sell his well. John and Bonanza offer to help when tragedy strikes. Williamson's pencils vary widely in quality with the exception of the first and last pages. His second tale chronicles the life and crimes of a heavily scarred bandit. The artist struggles with the layouts and pacing, hindering the storytelling. Frank Frazetta inks Williamson's pencils, improving the faces and figures with limited success. "The Ugly Duckling Bandit" was later reprinted in John Wayne Adventure Comics #18. This is number 6 of 6 John Wayne Adventure issues with Frazetta art and/or covers (not including reprints) and number 6 of 6 John Wayne Adventure issues with Williamson art and/or covers (not including reprints).
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"The Weeping Walloper" Williamson story pencils / Frazetta inks 12 pages = **
"The Ugly Duckling Bandit" Williamson story pencils / Frazetta inks 9 pages = **

Al Williamson / Frank Frazetta
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