Thursday, June 10, 2010

Life on Other Worlds-Murphy Anderson-1953

This Fiction House feature is supposedly Murphy Anderson's sole writing credit according to Lambiek. GCD credits Anderson also with the pencils and inks but I question the pencils. By this point, Anderson's style, already evident in a run on the newspaper BUCK ROGERS newspaper strip, was nearly completely established. The art seen here seems crude by comparison and shows traces of Lou Fine (a stated influence of Anderson's), Virgil Finley and even a little Basil Wolverton! Is it possible Murphy wrote and inked it only or was he perhaps experimenting with his style?

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