Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Black and White Wednesday: Web of Horror with Michael Wm. Kaluta

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! Well, just like I promised, I'm back with a batch of brain-bending black and white comics from the legendary Web of Horror. For more info on WoH (plus a look at Bernie Wrightson's creepy contributions) click here. If you already read last week's post, let's get on with the show!

Web of Horror #s 2 and 3 showcased Mike Kaluta's second and third professional art jobs, and were they ever doozies! It was already apparent that Kaluta's meticulously detailed, pulp-ish style was something to savor.

And dig this: it must've been pretty far-out for a young comicbook artist to be working on scripts by a legend like Otto Binder! Binder was one of the most prolific writers of the Golden and Silver Ages of comics, working on the Original Captain Marvel for Fawcett and the Superman Family of comics at DC.

But hey, stories and art like this don't need a hard sell! Look out! Here they come... "Sea of Graves" from WoH #2 and "Dead End" from WoH #3!

Be here next Wednesday for the big Web of Horror blow-out with more Bernie Wrightson and Otto Binder, plus Ralph Reese, Frank Brunner, and maybe even a surprise or three!

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