Friday, November 30, 2012

Rima #1 - Nestor Redondo, Alex Nino art, Joe Kubert cover

Rima the Jungle Girl v1 #1 dc bronze age comic book cover art by Joe Kubert
Joe Kubert

Rima the Jungle Girl v1 #1, 1974 - Beginning an adaptation of the novel Green Mansions, this first issue benefits from a trio of superb artists. Nestor Redondo fills the main feature with exquisite, lovingly detailed drawings. In addition to a stunning double page spread (pages 2-3), several large panels display a mastery of exotic flora and fauna. Alex Nino begins a series of back-up stories, marking a contrast in style but impressive in its own right. Joe Kubert's mysterious cover, presenting Rima in a centered layout, is a less memorable effort. This is number 1 of 6 Rima issues with Redondo art and/or covers, number 1 of 5 Rima issues with Nino art and/or covers and number 1 of 7 Rima issues with Kubert art and/or covers.
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Kubert cover pencils and inks = ***
"Spirit of the Woods" Redondo story pencils and inks 16 pages = *****
"Four Tombs" Nino story pencils and inks 5 pages = ***

 

Rima the Jungle Girl v1 #1 dc bronze age comic book page art by Nestor Redondo
Nestor Redondo
Alex Nino
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1 comment:

  1. I wasn't aware of this book- thanks! I could point out that the core shadow effect right down the middle of Rima's face, a common Wally Wood device, was atypical of Kubert. I feel Kubert was striving for an iconic image. I give it a thumbs up.

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