The Atlas Artist Edition Vol. 1: Joe Maneely (The Fantagraphics Atlas Artist Edition)

Joe Maneely was known for his draftsmanship, his versatility, and his speed. He could draw horror, science fiction, war, crime, Mad-style humor, Westerns, and funny animals with equal dexterity. His tactile, chiaroscuro graphic approach to storytelling has made him a legend among the comics cognoscenti, but because he never drew superheroes and his life ended tragically at age 32, he has never been given the attention his short but incandescent career deserves. Until now.As Geoffrey C. Ward wrote in American Heritage, “Maneely’s knowledge of 19th century artifacts was encyclopedic, his rumpled, unshaven cowboys all wore the right hats, swung the right lariats, sat in the right saddles, fired the right model Colts — with every screwhead and trigger guard and notched handle precisely rendered.”And that’s only his Westerns. That tightly focused attention to detail pervades his work in every genre.

The Atlas Artist Edition: Vol. 1 Joe Maneely presents a cornucopia of Maneely’s work for Marvel (then called Atlas) including Westerns (Kid Colt, Black Rider, Ringo Kid, Wyatt Earp, Two-Gun Kid), pre-code horror (“Haunted!”, “The Raving Maniac”, and the classic “Your Name Is Frankenstein”), space opera (Speed Carter), war (Combat Kelly), Mad-style parodies from the pages of Crazy and Riot, cold-war intrigue and paranoia (Yellow Claw), and Maneely’s pride and joy — his Arthurian champion, The Black Knight.

Series editor Dr. Michael J. Vassallo provides expert contextual and historical commentary in a special essay for this volume.

  • Éditeur ‏ : ‎ Fantagraphics Books; 1er édition (16 janvier 2024)
  • Langue ‏ : ‎ Anglais
  • Relié ‏ : ‎ 256 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1683968913
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1683968917
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Rhôô la vache.


C’est tentant, mais c’est 75 dollars…


Ouaip, la collection Atlas Comics de Fantagraphics est très intéressante mais les albums sont chers. Le premier volume ci-dessous est déjà sorti, les autres sont à venir :

Mais mais mais…
Dingue !
Heureux que tu nous en parles !!!


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(W) Bill Everett

The Goddess of Love…and SF horror: The eagerly
anticipated single volume collecting the 10 rare
issues of the overstuffed Venus comics!
In the late 1940s, the first half of the Venus series from Marvel
Comics predecessors Timely and Atlas Comics was published as
a lighthearted romance comic about the goddess Venus taking
a job on Earth at a beauty magazine. Never a company to miss
a trend, Atlas began introducing more science fiction elements
in the 1950s, and eventually turned Venus’ dating adventures
into a straight-out horror anthology.
Collected here, 70 years later and for the first time ever, is
that swift-changing second half of the 19-issue run. Future Marvel
stars Bill Everett (seven issues) and Werner Roth (three issues) take Venus to
heights of four-color weirdness and pre-Code horror ghastliness. Everett is given
free rein and seizes the opportunity: writing, drawing, and lettering twenty ghoulish
and goofy masterpieces, including classics like « Hangman’s House, » « The Day Venus
Vanished, » « The House of Terror, » « The Sealed Spectors, » Tidal Wave of Terror," and
the phantasmagorical « Cartoonist’s Calamity! » These stories showcase the brilliant
draftsmanship and storytelling of Everett, one of the giants of the 1940s and '50s
comic book industry. His slick, fluid line rendered at Timely/Atlas, from his seminal
god-child Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner, to the atomic age Marvel Boy, is some
of the finest pre-Code horror this side of E.C.'s Graham Ingels.
Series editor Dr. Michael J. Vassallo assisted in the compilation of Venus for
Marvel 13 years ago, and Fantagraphics is delighted to publish the horror half as
the second title in The Fantagraphics Atlas Comics Library.

In Shops: Apr 17, 2024

SRP: $49.99

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