Friday, October 14, 2016

Archie's Super Hero Comics Digest magazine #2 - Neal Adams, Wally Wood art, Jack Kirby reprints


Archie's Super Hero Comics Digest magazine v1 #2, 1979 - A one-shot issue, this humble digest contains both new (unused?) and reprinted material from the 1960s. Wally Wood illustrates a tale of a wizard's apprentice who conjures a demon to further his own ambitions. His skillful renditions stand out, despite the smaller format size. The most surprising inclusion is a Black Hood story by Neal Adams (see interior page above). Exceptionally drawn, some scenes are jarring in their degree of rage and violence. His pacing is masterful, but somewhat hindered by the small reproduction. The reprints include Jack Kirby Shield stories (from Double Life of Private Strong #1 and #2). Other artists in this issue include Gray Morrow. This is number 1 of 1 Archie's Superhero Comics Digest issues with Adams art and/or covers and number 1 of 1 Archie's Superhero Comics Digest issues with Wood art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Adams, Kirby, Wood or Archie's Superhero Comics Digest magazine issues. See also this blog's Kirby checklist, Wood checklist, Adams checklist or Top 10 Adams comics.
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"The Ultimate Power" Wood story pencils and inks 6 pages = ***
"Life's Not Like a Comic Book" Adams story pencils (Dick Giordano inks) 10 pages = ****
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Neal Adams
Wally Wood
Find on ebay: >this issue >Adams >Wood >Kirby

More Adams posts:
Avengers v1 #95 marvel comic book cover art
Avengers #95
Brave and the Bold v1 #82 dc comic book cover art by Neal Adams
Brave and Bold #82
Flash #218


More Wood posts:
Tower of Shadows #8
Creepy #78
Archie Superhero... #2

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