Monday, September 22, 2014

Aces High #5 - Wally Wood art

Aces High v1 #5, 1955 - Fighting the Japanese over China, an American fighter pilot experiences fear and anxiety for the first time over an upcoming event. Told in flashback, Wally Wood recounts the pilot's numerous battles and brushes with death. Pages 2-5 (including the interior page below) are exceptional in their depictions of WWII aerial dogfights. The amorphous panel borders (used to indicate the pilot's memories) bring an unexpected airiness to the scenes. In his last issue, Wood does his finest contribution of the series. Other artists in this issue include Bernard Krigstein, Jack Davis and George Evans. This is number 5 of 5 Aces High issues with Wood art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Wood or Aces High issues. See also this blog's Wally Wood checklist.
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"Ordeal" Wood story pencils and inks 6 pages = *****
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