4/26/13

Showcase #87 / Firehair - Joe Kubert art & cover

Joe Kubert
Showcase v1 #87 featuring Firehair, 1969 - Just barely surviving a mountain lion attack, Firehair stumbles onto a strangely sinister shaman. His black magic begins to torture the indian brave, unleashing mystical creatures and shifting landscapes. Joe Kubert's two-page spread of Firehair at a canyon's edge perfectly captures the vastness of the setting. Although there are many fine panels and pages, the second spread on pages 12-13 overtakes them all. Kubert depicts a towering, coyote-headed god emerging from cavernous mists, a spectacular drawing that is the finest work of the entire series. Other artists in this issue include Ken Barr. This is number 15 of 19 Showcase issues with Kubert art and/or covers.
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Kubert cover pencils and inks = ***
"The Shaman"
Kubert story pencils and inks 22 pages = ****

Joe Kubert
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