Outlaws of the West No. 15 Cover by Nicholas & Alascia

July 12, 2014|In General

I really like the composition of this cover by Charles Nicholas and Vincent Alascia, and thought it could be something more than what it was. As published, you don’t get the feel of the canyons or the atmosphere of the old west, and the title is slapped on with a different colour behind it.

Originally dated June 1958, I found a scan of the original art in poor condition.

Charlton Comics Outlaws Of The West 15

The published cover.

Outlaws Of The West 15 Cover by Charles Nicholas and Vince Alascia

Scan from Heritage Auctions.

Comic book art restoration by Scott Dutton

With a good chunk of the upper art missing, this was a bigger-than-usual job to restore it. I combined the scans of the printed comic and original art and traced over what art was there, and then drew in the missing bits of the cliff face.

Comic book lettering by Scott Dutton

Trade dress re-created.

Comic Book Colouring by Scott Dutton

Original colour re-created.

Comic Book Colouring by Scott Dutton

New colour.