Saturday, October 22, 2011

Silver Age Sub-Mariner Splash Page Sundays # 36

We're still on a roll here with yet another nicely framed, wet-looking splash highlighting the opening of Namor's wedding issue with its sick twist ending. Nice colors and the flora and fauna are nicely detailed. Sal B is still pushing his pencils but look closely. Recognize that inking style? WTF!!?? Berni Wrightson!!?? On SUB-MARINER!!??? It doesn't always work and on the figures, Wrightson seems to go out of his way to stick close to Buscema's pencils. But this was one of his earliest pro jobs and certainly one of his most mainstream comics jobs of them all! Wrightson would, of course, go on to co-create SWAMP THING with Len Wein, set the style for DC's mystery titles for years, become Stephen King's favorite illustrator and do the definitive (in my opinion) version of FRANKENSTEIN.

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