Sunday, October 12, 2014

Alarming Tales #5 - Matt Baker / Al Williamson art, non-attributed Williamson art, mis-attributed Jack Kirby art

Alarming Tales v1 #5, 1958 - Accidentally turning half his body to metal, a rogue scientist begins to run amok. Matt Baker's terrific pencils are reinforced by Al Williamson's inks. Loosely delineated yet polished, this tale marks the only collaboration between the two artists. Some comic book guides mistakenly credit the pencils to Jack Kirby. In another tale, a military observer in South America tries to fend off a sea of destructive army ants. The penciller is unknown to me, but not even Williamson's (non-attributed) inks can salvage the artwork. Other artists in this issue include Doug Wildey, Paul Reinman, Fred Kida and John Severin (cover). This is number 1 of 1 Alarming Tales issues with Baker art and/or covers and number 1 of 2 Alarming Tales issues with Williamson art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Williamson, Baker, Kirby or Alarming Tales issues. See also this blog's Baker checklist, Kirby checklist or Williamson checklist.
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"Half Man Half What?" Baker story pencils / Williamson inks 5 pages = ***
"12,000 to 1" Williamson story inks (? pencils) 5 pages = **
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Matt Baker / Al Williamson
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More Baker posts:
Pict. Romances #7
Authentic Police Cases v1 #13 st john crime comic book cover art by Matt Baker
Auth. Police Cases #13
Diary Secrets #11

More Williamson posts:
Frontier Western #2
Weird Science-Fantasy v1 #23 ec comic book cover art by Wally Wood
Weird SF #23
World Around Us #19

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