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Showcase #85 / FIrehair - Joe Kubert art & cover

Joe Kubert
Showcase v1 #85 featuring Firehair, 1969 - Following a frontier massacre, a redheaded child is adopted by indians and raised as one of their own. Firehair makes his debut as the brave shunned by both whites and indians. Joe Kubert's cover leads into a well drawn splash of the character on horseback. The artwork throughout is terrific, with a generous use of greytones to increase modeling and depth. His splash on page 9 captures the stark ferocity of an indian attack on covered wagons. Kubert's layouts are equally memorable, filled with varying panel sizes and decorative flourishes. This is number 13 of 19 Showcase issues with Kubert art and/or covers.
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Kubert cover pencils and inks = ***
"Firehair: In the Days of the Wild Wild West"
Kubert story pencils and inks 22 pages = ****
"Smoke Talk" Kubert text illo pencils and inks 1 page = ***
"Indian Lore" Kubert pencils and inks 1 page = ***

Joe Kubert
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