Saturday, July 29, 2017

Creepy #5 - Frank Frazetta cover, Alex Toth, Al Williamson art

Frank Frazetta
Creepy v1 #5, 1965 - Frank Frazetta opens the issue with an haunting, Nosferatu-like rendition of Dracula. Inside, Alex Toth tells of two morticians who provide an increasing number of cadavers to the local medical college. His thick, heavy linework is supplemented by his ample use of gray washes. Toth's opening panel is an example of perfect design and perspective (this story was later reprinted in Creepy #139). Even better is Al Williamson's tale of a gunrunner finding treasure in the desert. Exceptionally drawn and composed, the artist employs zipatones and cross-hatching for a richer effect. Several pages are meticulously detailed, contributing to its status as a masterpiece. (this story was later reprinted in Creepy #137). Other artists in this issue include Val Mayerik and Luis Bermejo. See today's posts or more Frazetta, Toth, Williamson or Creepy issues. See also this blog's Frazetta checklist, Top 10 Frazetta comics, Toth checklist or Williamson checklist.
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Frazetta cover painting = ***
"Sand Doom" Williamson story pencils and inks 6 pages = *****
"Grave Undertaking" Toth story pencils and inks 6 pages = ***
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Alex Toth
Al Williamson
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More Williamson posts:
Wild Bill Hickok #68
Movie Love #8
Noman v1 #1 - Al Williamson / Wally Wood tower silver age 1960s comic book cover art
Noman #1
More Toth posts:
Gene Autry #113
Four Color #846
Our Fight. Forces #146
More Frazetta posts:
Happy Comics #29
Durango Kid #1
Ghost Rider v1 #4 comic book cover art by Frank Frazetta
Ghost Rider #4

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