Saturday, August 12, 2017

Alarming Adventures #1 - Al Williamson art


Alarming Adventures v1 #1, 1962 - Better known for their Casper and Richie Rich titles, this series is one of Harvey Publications' forays into science fiction during the silver age. A surprisingly well drawn Reed Crandall story anchors this issue, beautifully inked by Al Williamson. The opening panel of a spaceship approaching a cratered planet is comparable to some of his best stories for EC during the 1950s. His skill in this genre is impeccable and evident in many of the pages. This is number 1 of 3 Alarming Adventures with Williamson art and/or covers.
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"Hermit" Williamson story inks (Reed Crandall pencils) 5 pages = ****
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Alarming Adventures v1 #1 harvey 1960s silver age comic book page art by Al Williamson
Al Williamson
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1 comment:

  1. The art resembles EC at it's best, but certainly not the story. It's almost comical: page 2 panel 3 a marriage proposal is rejected; he responds "Yeah, sure...sure"!

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