Son of Sinbad #1 - Joe Kubert art & cover

Joe Kubert
Son of Sinbad v1 #1, 1950 - The title character glides onto the scene to rescue a scantily clad maiden bound by her captors. The Errol Flynn-like hero seems oddly gleeful despite the danger. Compared to other bondage covers of the era, Joe Kubert approaches the subject with more grace and subtlety. The exotic surroundings appear more authentic, mostly due to the superb details. Of the two interior Kubert stories, the first is more daring and skillful. The red-hued background of the opening splash creates contrast and depth while maintaining a clear hierarchy of visual elements. Curiously, this character also appears in Abbott and Costello #10. This is number 1 of 1 Son of Sinbad issues with Kubert art and/or covers.
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Kubert cover pencils and inks = ****
"Ransom of Shipwreck Shoals"
Kubert story pencils and inks 8-1/2 pages = ****
"Curse of the Caliph's Dancer" Kubert story pencils and inks 8 pages = ***

Joe Kubert
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1 comment:

  1. With all respects to Kubert, the action on the cover is too awkward to warrant 4 stars. Is "Errol Flynn" on ice skates? Did he knock the fez off the foreground character's head with his sword? The good girl art "headlights" aspects of the cover do warrant a high rating on the other hand.