Friday, September 23, 2016

Creepy #75 - Neal Adams, Wally Wood, Bernie Wrightson, Alex Toth art

Creepy v1 #75, 1975 - Billed as a collection of macabre classics, this issue also features some the best artists of the bronze age. Wally Wood tells the tale of survival during a future Earth's frozen apocalypse. He tries his best to improve Rich Buckler's mediocre pencils, but sadly falls short. Alex Toth's story centers around an amusement park serial killer. Set during the 1930s, the characters and settings are a perfect match for the artist's traditional style (this story was later reprinted in Creepy #139). Perhaps the most controversial tale is Neal Adams' "Thrillkill", in which a sniper kills random people from atop a city building. The violence and palpable and disturbing. The artist's sharply drawn, realistic style makes it even more so. Finally, Bernie Wrightson provides a dependably drawn introduction, featuring host Uncle Creepy at his ghoulish best. See today's posts or more Adams, Toth, Wood, Wrightson or Creepy issues. See also this blog's Adams checklist, Toth checklist, Wood checklist, Wrightson checklist, Top 10 Adams comics or Top 10 Wrightson comics.
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Wrightson inside front cover pencils and inks (duotone) = ***
"Phantom of Pleasure Island" Toth story pencils and inks 8 pages (black and white) = ***
"Snow" Wood story inks (Rich Buckler pencils) 7 pages (black and white) = **
"Thrillkill" Adams story pencils and inks 8 pages (black and white) = ***

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Alex Toth
Neal Adams
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More Toth posts:
Roy Rogers #120
Four Color #1134
Four Color #1085

More Adams posts:
Superman v1 #249 dc comic book cover art by Neal Adams
Superman #249
Brave and the Bold v1 #86 dc comic book cover art by Neal Adams
Brave and Bold #86
House of Mystery #228

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