Thursday, June 1, 2017

Weird Fantasy v2 #17 - Al Williamson, Wally Wood art


Weird Fantasy v2 #17, 1953 - In the aftermath of a nuclear explosion, a futuristic, self-running home goes about its duties. This sobering Ray Bradbury story is brilliantly drawn by Wally Wood. Though absent of any people, the house is portrayed with almost human characteristics. Wood handles this with great skill and sensitivity. Equally masterful is Al Williamson's work: a tale of aliens nearing Earth just in time to see it explode. Beautiful and complex, the artwork is executed with fine precision. The story culminates in a repetitive, self-referential splash page. Other artists in this issue include Will Elder, Joe Orlando and Al Feldstein. This is number 15 of 15 Weird Fantasy issues with Wood art and/or covers and number 4 of 8 Weird Fantasy issues with Williamson art and/or covers.
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"There Will Come Soft Rains" Wood story pencils and inks 7 pages = ****
"The Aliens" Williamson story pencils and inks 6 pages = *****

Al Williamson
Wally Wood
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