Hi Mom, You know how much I love comic books.
This issue of Weird Science caught my eye on the cool blog that I follow PENCIL INK.
Here's a collection of covers from PENCIL INK because I need to get two blogs posted this morning, so I can move on to other things.
I am still trying to finish some original content as I described yesterday.
For now, a set of comic book covers with two of the text explanations from PENCIL INK.
I have always liked the Black Panther comic cover below, though much could be said about the dubious title of Jungle Action.
Weird Science v2 #22, 1953 - Fed up with their cold futuristic world, a young couple escapes to the prehistoric past by means of a time machine. Al Williamson draws the tale with uncommon grace and sophistication. Frank Frazetta, to his credit, embellishes the pencils without overpowering them. Their combined talents are most evident on their breathtaking title page. Wally Wood's mediocre cover is eclipsed by his interior story. Narrated by the artist, "My World" reveals his love of the science fiction genre. Vivid and varied images fill the pages, providing insight into Wood's creativity. This story was later reprinted in the Wallace Wood Treasury. Other artists in this issue include Jack Kamen and Joe Orlando. This is number 20 of 20 Weird Science issues with Wood art and/or covers, number 8 of 8 Weird Science issues with Williamson art and/or cover and number 3 of 3 Weird Science issues with Frazetta art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Wood, Williamson or Weird Science issues. See also this blog's Williamson checklist or Wood checklist.
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Wood cover pencils and inks = **
“My World" Wood story pencils and inks 6 pages = ****
“A New Beginning" Williamson story pencils / Frazetta inks 8 pages = ***
Teen Titans v1 #22, 1969 - The Titans continue their fight against inter-dimensional aliens, nicely conveyed by Nick Cardy's arresting cover. Unfortunately, his inks on the interior story fail to do justice to Neal Adams' pencils. Most panels seem incomplete and resemble rough layouts rather than finished pages. Adams' drawings are noticeably lacking in clarity, more so than his previous issues. This story was later reprinted in Best of DC #18. On the bright side, an eight-page addendum titled "The Origin of Wonder Girl" recalls her earliest childhood memories and subsequent adoption by the Amazons. Her contemporary new look and costume is also revealed, courtesy of Gil Kane. This is number 3 of 3 Teen Titans issues with Adams art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Adams or Teen Titans issues. See also this blog's Adams checklist or Top 10 Adams comics.
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"Halfway To Holocaust" Adams story pencils (Nick Cardy inks) 16 pages = **
Reflect and connect.
Have someone give you a kiss, and tell you that I love you.
I miss you so very much, Mom.
Talk to you tomorrow, Mom.
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- Bloggery committed by chris tower - 1705.19 - 10:10
NOTE on time: When I post late, I had been posting at 7:10 a.m. because Google is on Pacific Time, and so this is really 10:10 EDT. However, it still shows up on the blog in Pacific time. So, I am going to start posting at 10:10 a.m. Pacific time, intending this to be 10:10 Eastern time. I know this only matters to me, and to you, Mom. But I am not going back and changing all the 7:10 a.m. times. But I will run this note for a while. Mom, you know that I am posting at 10:10 a.m. often because this is the time of your death.