Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Addicted to Alex Nino: "Museum of Murder!" by Pellowski, Kanigher, and Nino

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! Let's dig on  a chiller with killer artwork by the one and only Alex Nino! "Museum of Murder!" is an offbeat story for House of Mystery (issue 256, October 1977 to be exact) for a couple reasons: it has two writers (plotter Mike Pellowski and scripter Robert Kanigher) and a single panel non-splash page (story page 4). Now those things wouldn't normally seem too out of place in a full-length tale, but in a nine page featurette? The genius of Nino! Check it out...









8 comments:

  1. Too out of place...?
    Standard rules don't apply where the mighty Alex Nino is concerned. Fantastic.
    Haven't seen this one before, so thanks.

    -sean

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    1. That's what I meant, sean, but it didn't come out that way, did it? I'll have to fix that... ;D

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    2. No, no, the fault is all mine, Groove - its pretty obvious that was a rhetorical question in the first place.
      I simply intended to agree.

      -sean

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    3. I like it better the way it is now, anyway. And I always knew we agreed, sean! ;D

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  2. Alex Nino always made me think of Gerry Talaoc's work, did anybody else find their art work similar?

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    1. Alex Nino was a great, if esoteric, artist. Gerry Talaoc's efforts always made me cringe. So no, thankfully, I don't find their work similar.

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  3. Wonderful; can't go wrong with Nino. I'm sure I've already mentioned this before, but I'd just love a book that collects all of these Nino-drawn shorts from DC's various anthology books in the 1970s.

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  4. Alex Nino, Basil Wolverton, Frank Frazetta, each one an artist with aunique style that can't be duplicated, each a master of the comics genre, and we, as comics fans, are the better off for their talents.

    Thank you for this post, Groovy One.

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