Thursday, December 12, 2013

Tarzan #232 - Joe Kubert art & cover, Alex Nino, Nestor Redondo art, Russ Manning reprint

Tarzan v1 #232 dc comic book cover art by Joe KubertTarzan v1 #232 dc comic book Korak page art by Alex Nino
Tarzan v1 #232, 1974 - Continuing the adaptation of "Tarzan and the Lion Man", Joe Kubert continues his artistic streak. The splash on page ten reveals the story's antagonist in a stunning, grotesque portrait. In Alex Nino's back-up tale, Korak saves a girl from a sacrificial rite, just as new dangers emerge from the prehistoric jungle. Fluid and exquisite, the artwork culminates in the boy's fight with the tiger-beast (see interior page above). Perfectly paced and composed, Nino delivers one of best bronze age works. Russ Manning's excellent Tarzan tale is reprinted from newspaper strips, recomposed for the comic book format. Of note is a page on Filipino artists with panels by Nino, Nestor Redondo and Alfredo Alcala. Other artists in this issue include Carmine Infantino, John Smalle, Gil Kane and Sy Barry. This is number 2 of 5 Tarzan issues with Nino art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Manning, Nino, Kubert or Tarzan issues. See also this blog's Nino checklist, Manning checklist, Redondo checklist, Kubert checklist or Top 10 Redondo comics.
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Kubert cover pencils and inks = ***
"Tarzan and the Lion Man pt.2" Kubert story pencils and inks 18 pages = ***
"The Pit of Darkness" Nino story pencils and inks 8 pages = *****
Tarzan Drawn by Philippine Artists" Nino pencils and inks 1 panel = ***
"Tarzan Drawn by Philippine Artists" Redondo pencils and inks 1 panel = ***
"Tarzan and the Monkey Men" Manning story pencils and inks 18 pages (1st time in comic book format) = ***

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