This take on H.G. Wells’ classic War Of The Worlds by Edgar P. Jacobs was published on the cover of the 2nd issue of Tintin Magazine for 1946. It clearly shows the influence of American illustrator like Harold Foster onJacobs’ art, which would later be replaced by an ever increasing tendency towards a more realistic version of Hergé’s ligne claire.
Jacobs also provided the illustrations for the serialised version of the story that ran in Tintin in those days. For these he wasn’t able to use color, which renders the art much more academic and sketchy, and less cartoony. But no less menacing. A selection is included after the break.