Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Reading Room: WEIRD THRILLERS "Shadow on the Screen"

For all those whose parents told them "TV is bad for you"...
...and "comics are bad for you", well, they were right, as this comic tale about TV proves!
This tale from Ziff-Davis' Weird Thrillers #3 (1952) was illustrated by Bob Powell.
Powell, besides being a gifted illustrator was also a pioneer in the use of "color holds" in comic books.
The same technique he used on the tv screen was also used in a tale of radio and pulp hero The Shadow HERE, taking artwork that normally would be black-line and making it one of the color plates.
It was a very tricky thing to do back in those days since the interior pages were almost never proofed due to time and cost restraints.
But, Powell does some amazing things with the holds, making them line up exactly almost all the time!
Sadly, the writer of the story is, as in so many cases, unknown...

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thanx for posting!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...