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PRE-CODE CLASSICS WEB OF MYSTERY Volume 2

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PRE-CODE CLASSICS WEB OF MYSTERY Volume 2

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Collects #7-12, 1952. Art by Lou Cameron, Mike Sekowsky, Charles Nicholas et al. Master artist Lou Cameron, who at his best compares with Frank Frazetta, is here in every single issue. It's also a tribute to these issues that several of the stories have been reprinted in numerous collections of the best stories from the fifties. Other contributors include Louis Zansky (several stories), Rocke Mastroserio (several stories, inking Lou Cameron), Jim McLaughlin (another fine but under-rated artist, on several stories), Bill Molno (two stories), Chic Stone (yes, two stories by Marvel's inker for Jack Kirby and others) and Ken Rice.

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Master artist Lou Cameron, who at his best compares with Frank Frazetta, is here in every single issue. It's also a tribute to these issues that several of the stories have been reprinted in numerous collections of the best stories from the fifties. Other contributors include Louis Zansky (several stories), Rocke Mastroserio (several stories, inking Lou Cameron), Jim McLaughlin (another fine but under-rated artist, on several stories), Bill Molno (two stories), Chic Stone (yes, two stories by Marvel's inker for Jack Kirby and others) and Ken Rice.

Lou Cameron is best known for his Classics Illustrated editions of The Time Machine, Journey to the Center of the Earth, The Black Arrow, Davy Crockett and Crime and Punishment. He also worked for Atlas and St. John in the fifties, and was the subject of a fascinating interview in Alter Ego a few years ago. He also does at least two covers here, one of which is the classic "spider-web" scene, featured on the cover of this collection.

Here's more about Cameron from the Aces-of-Ace.de/ website:

Cameron seems to enter the field in late 1951, doing his first crime and horror stories for Ace. He begins as part of a creative duo: Rocco Mastroserio is his constant partner on inks. Cameron did not sign his work at first. He will do so from the summer of 1953 on.

His first solo jobs are of a rather crude nature, but no one learns as fast as Cameron. He improves from issue to issue. In 1954 he creates nothing less than breathtaking layouts and graphic visions hardly paralleled in his time.

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Item Code PCW02H
Publisher PS Artbooks
Publish Date 2018
ISBN 9781786361400
Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket
Dimensions 7x10
# Pages 216pg
Color Full Color
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