Fellow distinguished DC Comic Book Art Connoisseurs, lovers of compelling artwork everywhere, I welcome you all to participate in a very special celebration of Bernie Wrightson artwork through the decades for DC Comics!
We’ll have jointly edited Wikis, vibrant voting polls and your personal reflections and postings on the your favorite Bernie Wrightson panels and moments!
Early on, in the late 1960’s, Wrightson had contributed his first stories to DC’s horror anthology titles ‘House of Mystery’ and ‘The Witching Hour’.
House of Mystery #179 3/5/69 click for issue 179
Wrightson Bibliography for House of Mystery 179a 180a 181a 183a 186a 188a 191a 193c 195ac 194c 201a 203a 204ac 205a 206a 207ac 209ac 211ac 213a 214a 217c 219a 221ac (“a” is “art”, “c” is “cover”) Click here for House of Mystery series
The Witching Hour v1 #3, 1969 is not in our DC Universe library, but spooooky #5 is, if you dare to peek!** Click to see Issue 5 8/20/69
House of Secrets #92 (first appearance of Swamp Thing) 6/2/71 Click for Issue 92
Wrightson Bibliography for House of Secrets 92ac 93c 94ac 96c 99a 100c 103c 106c 107c 134a 135c 136a 139c (“a” is “art”, “c” is “cover”) Click here for House of Secrets Series
From there, Bernie Wrightson drew the first ten issues of the brilliant Swamp Thing (Len Wein, writer):
Swamp Thing #1 10/4/1972 Click for Swamp Thing #1 1972
Click for Swamp Thing 1-10 (1972) featuring Bernie Wrightson on art!
Later, in the DC Universe, he worked with Jim Starlin on the mini-series ‘The Weird’ (1987) (not in our library) and ‘Batman: The Cult’ (1987) Click here for Batman: The Cult
So join the party, join the fun and post YOUR favorite Wrightson panels and pages!
WIKI: add your observations below:
What makes Bernie Wrightson such a moving artist?