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Media Type: Pencil and Ink
Art Type: Cover
Status: Sold
Artists: Bernie  Wrightson pencils and inks
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Check out this Bernie Wrightson Cover to The Abyss #1 (1970) that was not used for the published cover. If one can assign such title as "dean of horror" illustrator, Wrightson certainly is it. The Abyss, was an artist financed magazine drawn exclusively by Bernie Wrightson, Jeff Jones, Bruce Jones and Mike Kaluta produced by The Studio. The EC comic is composed of stories originally intended for the short lived Skywald publication, Web of Horrors. Unfortunately the production died after one issue after the printer only printed half the copies ordered and they ran out of money, which makes this cover extremely rare. The actual drawn Wrightson cover image measures 11.75" x 15.75"! Just a great cover artwork here! This cover is 2 1/2 times LARGER than the published cover! Beautiful detailed pencils on rt side with 3 nude women as well as a fully nude woman being held above a monster which looks a lot like the back side of THE SWAMP THING, as a giant fanged demon salivates as it gets ready to eat his human babe sacrifice! Wrightson signed this on back of art in pencil & he made a funny comment at the top which reads: "BERNI SAID HE COULDN'T DRAW WITH A PEN...?" No cartoonist can capture the essence of horror quite like Wrightson, and this page would be considered by many fans as the "perfect" Wrightson piece! This is among the finest examples you will find by the Master of the Macabre! From his groundbreaking work on Swamp Thing, into the "Studio" era with colleagues Barry Windsor Smith, Michael Kaluta, and Jeff Jones, and onto mainstream visibility in the 1980's with projects like Cycle of the Werewolf and Creepshow, Wrightson's accomplishments and influence has been as broad as any artist emerging from the realm of comic art. His work in comics and illustration art is in a class by itself among collectors and fans of the medium. Compare this nice cover art to the published Abyss #1 book in the red link above! ALL HIGH end pieces of art, including this one, are able to be purchased with VERY fair time payment plan options, and trades are always considered towards this and "ANY" art on our website! Just send us an email to and we can try to work something out.