Fantastic Fables (Basil Wolverton’s…)

    (Dark Horse, 1993)
™ and ©1993 Honor and Monte Wolverton

(From the Slings & Arrows Comic Guide)

Wolverton is best known as a master of the “ugly mug.” His obsessively rendered headshots “graced” the covers of Mad and Plop! amongst many other mags. This two part series usefully collects a variety of Wolverton’s comic strip work. There’s relatively “straight” space opera like Meteor Morgan, goonery reminiscent of Wolverton’s Powerhouse Pepper, and, most interestingly, a series of full-page pen and ink drawings done for an illustrated Bible series. Wolverton cross-hatches the Book Of Revelations into an astonishing catalogue of torment and misery; the end of the world has never looked so gorgeous or grotesque. ~AL

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