Friday, June 16, 2017

Gray Morrow: Genius in Waiting. The 1950's.

Below are early works from Gray Morrow. All were published by Atlas (Marvel) roughly around the same brief period, 1956 and 1957. I personally would place Morrow in the same league as the EC artists from just a couple of years earlier, but he missed the boat by a hair. The stories posted here already show his skills in full bloom, which would creatively explode in the 60's and beyond, beginning with (for me anyway) his work for Warren's horror magazines in the mid 60's. Morrow was an artists artist in that he was never a well known name, mainly because he worked in genre comics and stayed away from superheroes outside of a story here and there. He drew wonderful stories for DC's horror anthologies in the late 60's and 70's. He packaged and also drew covers and stories for the SPACE 1999 magazine for Charlton Comics, as well as the brief horror comics imprint Red Circle from Archie Comics, both in the mid 70's. His career was long and varied as a comic book and comic strip artist, and as an artist for paperback covers. His longest job was on the Tarzan comic strip, which he drew from 1983 until his death in 2001.

World of Fantasy 7, 1957

Astonishing 52, 1956

Battlefront #41, 1956

Frontier Western #8, 1957

Journey Into Mystery #41, 1956

Quick-Trigger Western #18, 1957

Strange Stories of Suspense #13, 1957

Strange Tales #57, 1957

Strange Tales of the Unusual #10, 1957

Uncanny Tales #46, 1956

Western Gunfighters #26, 1957

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