10/25/13

Aztec Ace #1 - Nestor Redondo art


Aztec Ace v1 #1, 1984 - Nearly a decade after leaving mainstream comics, Nestor Redondo returns to participate in this series about an indigenous time traveling hero. His first appearance in this lengthy tale greatly benefits from Redondo's polished inking. The textural quality of his brushwork has always been one of his strengths. Of the two splashes, page 23's depicting an winged serpent god is the better effort. The double-page spread of the moon and its interior is another artistic high point in the book. This is number 1 of 8 Aztec Ace issues with Redondo art and/or covers.
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"The Mexica Serpent" Redondo story inks (Michael Hernandez pencils) 45 pages = ***

Nestor Redondo
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2 comments:

  1. I have always been a Redondo fan, but I stopped collecting comics for a 10yr stretch including the period when this came out. I was in a comic shop in Hartford CT about 3yrs back and was able to snag the whole run of this for $1 per issue. Just an all around great series. Highly recomend it.

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  2. His bronze age work as a whole was better, but I was quite surprised when this series first came out. I'm getting close to posting my Top 10 Redondo issues by the way, perhaps in 2 weeks...

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