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Tuesday, 5 September 2017
CRIVENS' CLASSIC COMIC COVERS - SPIDER-MAN COMICS WEEKLY #141 (EXPANDED)...
Here's a great cover from the mid-'70s by KEITH POLLARD and DUFFY VOHLAND, which cleverly features all three stars of this MARVEL UK weekly periodical. The spidey-signal on the wall ensures that SPIDER-MAN is no less present than THOR and IRON MAN, despite him being 'off-frame' (and his head in the corner box helps with that too). A nice idea, neatly executed.
Inside, it's good to see that Marvel had abandoned the overpowering grey tones (which often came out as near-black) and let the artwork speak for itself. If I remember correctly, eventually they returned to much more muted tones, which didn't obscure the line-work and subtly enhanced some panels. For myself, I didn't mind the plain black and white, and the pages below ably demonstrate that it was far cleaner and, by and large, no less effective.
Posted by Kid at Tuesday, September 05, 2017