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Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Number 469



Girl Of the Moonpool


If I were a headshrinker--instead of someone who needs his own head shrunk--I'd have some things to say about "Girl Of the Moonpool," from Harvey Comics' Chamber of Chills #11, August 1952. I'd say something about sex, obsession, and diving in, literally, to a relationship. But, I'm not a shrink so forget I said anything.

This is a gorgeous piece of work by Bob Powell, probably inked by Howard Nostrand. This is the original art, which I culled from an Internet site a few years ago. Powell added the blue wash to indicate to the colorist where he wanted emphasis in the colors. I love the artwork in this story so much I printed it off, and bring it out to look at once in a while, just to see how good Powell could be.






4 comments:

Booksteve said...

Yeah, the word "unsung" was made for Powell and this is excellent. Sounds strange but I love looking at the folds in fabric in his work, especially in this original art. (His characters' lips are a bitt weird, though...)

Chuck Wells said...

Thank god that I managed to avoid this tragic fate the last time that I sped past the moonpool.

Now, if only I hadn't had that dalliance with my neighbors young wife.

Ger Apeldoorn said...

Blue pencil was usually used to indicate where a zip pattern should be added. Strange it's only on the first page.

oeconomist.com said...

With many here, I wish you the best of luck, to-morrow, Pappy!