Creepy #142 (1982)

I don’t know much about artist Angelo Torres, but aren’t these pages pretty? Apparently Torres was friends with some of the more illustrative artists of the 1940s and ’50s, hanging around with people like Al Williamson and Frank Frazetta. Like them, his style has extremely clean line work, wonderful compositions, and an attractive illustrativeness that looks terrific in black and white. That made him a perfect fit for the Warren magazines, which were all b&w work. He did work in the same prime period as Steve Ditko, from ’65 to ’68 or so, producing sterling work for Creepy, Eerie and the amazing Blazing Combat. Later Torres went on to work for MAD magazine, where he was one of those artists who did the movie and TV parodies.
Apparently Torres is still working – see this charming cover he drew recently. Nice work, huh?

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