Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Limited Collectors Edition #C-36 / The Bible - Nestor Redondo art, Joe Kubert art & cover

Limited Collectors Edition #C-36 / The Bible dc comic book cover art by Joe Kubert
Limited Collectors Edition #C-36 / The Bible dc comic book page art by Nestor RedondoLimited Collectors' Edition v1 #C-36 presents The Bible, 1975 - This edition takes on the momentous task of depicting stories from the Old Testament: notably the Creation, Noah's Ark, the Tower of Babel and Sodom and Gomorrah. Joe Kubert designs one of the few wrap-around covers that actually looks good as both a front cover and a complete spread. Nestor Redondo completes the lengthiest story of his career: sixty pages including thirteen splash pages and two double page spreads. Purposely drawn to work in the larger format, his illustrations are breathtaking in scale. His superb draftsmanship and level of detail on every page is phenomenal. Among the highlights: the opening splash of a grandfather and his children (page 1), the creation of Eve (see interior page shown above), and the idol worshiping scene (page 39). Although intended as the first of a collection of Bible stories, no other issues were ever produced. This is number 1 of 1 Limited Collectors Edition issues with Redondo art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Redondo, Kubert, or Limited Collectors Edition issues. See also this blog's Redondo checklist, Top 10 Redondo comics or Kubert checklist.
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Kubert wrap-around cover pencils and inks = ***
"Digging into the Past" Kubert story pencils and inks 1 page = ***

"School Days in Bible Times" Kubert story pencils and inks 1 page = ***
"The Ziggurat" Kubert story pencils and inks 1 page = ***

"Soldiers in the Time of Abraham" Kubert story pencils and inks 1 page = ***
Redondo story pencils and inks 60 pages = *****
Redondo inside front cover illustration
pencils and inks (black & white) = ****
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2 comments to date:

Adrian Johnson said...

After years of searching, I finally got a copy of 'The Bible' at the Heroes Con comic convention earlier this month. It did not disappoint as I marveled at the opening splash of the children and the story of Creation and Adam & Eve. So sumptous and luminous! I have read that Redondo was a devout man. I believe that shows in this perhaps some of his greatest work.

Absolutely wonderful and worth every ounce of effort to procure a copy!

Jakob Dailes said...

Excactly which stories are in it. All the lists given end at Sodom and Gomorrah. Are those the only ones?