Al Williamson: Hidden Lands

    (Dark Horse, 2004)
™ and © 2004 Thomas Yeates, Al Williamson

While Al Williamson is currently known for his inking on such titles as Spider-Girl and Daredevil The Man Without Fear and his full artistic efforts on Marvel Super Special adaptations of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, this beautiful black and white book surveys legendary illustrator Al Williamson’s lauded early career in comics—specifically his fantasy, sci–fi, western, and war stories for E.C. and Atlas Comics in the 1950s. Make no mistake about it: the artwork presented in this retrospective is lush and gorgeous, and it includes not only complete comic book stories, but also lovely sketches that demonstrate Williamson’s mastery of human anatomy and a number of detailed interviews with the artist. This book is a must for anyone who would call him– or herself a comic book aficionado.

— Thomas Moudry
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