Friday, September 7, 2012

Twilight Zone #51 - Al Williamson art

Twilight Zone v1 #51, 1973 - Although dead and buried, a vindictive Hollywood gossip columnist haunts a former actor. Exquisitely rendered, the story showcases Al Williamson's skills at their finest. His use of heavy, darkened areas work beautifully in the mausoleum settings on pages 3-6 and his textural effects throughout bring added sophistication. Each panel is painstakingly designed and even his portraits of narrator Rod Serling are convincing. Overall this is among his best bronze age works. Other artists in this issue include Frank Bolle and Jack Sparling. This is number 2 of 2 Twilight Zone issues with Williamson art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Williamson or Twilight Zone issues. See also this blog's Williamson checklist.
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"Telephone from the Tomb" Williamson story pencils and inks 6 pages = ****
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More Williamson posts:
Outlaw Kid #18
Gunsmoke West. #35
Piracy v1 #2 ec comic book cover art by Reed Crandall
Piracy #2


  1. Like it when you cover Gold Key Comics. These are very hard to find in comic shops. I wish someone would acquire the licenses and put these various properties in trade paperbacks but that is an expensive undertaking:)

  2. I love Gold Key Books. I wish there was so way to reprint these hard to find classics or at least make them available on line so we can read them.