Friday, July 25, 2014

House of Mystery #227 - Nestor Redondo art


House of Mystery v1 #227, 1974 - The lead story features a timid partner of a toy company whose sister-in-law seduces him into murdering his brother. Nestor Redondo does an especially nice job with the illustrations, depicting both the flawed, flirtatious beauty and the old crone tasked with making a voodoo doll. The artist's sophisticated line works especially well in the more opulent scenes. Redondo's contents page, which precedes the story, is even better. His portrait of Cain relaxing in a torture chamber is masterfully drawn, providing one of the lighter moments in the issue. Other artists in this issue include Alfredo Alcala (one of his finest efforts) and Quico Redondo. This is number 10 of 16 House of Mystery issues with Redondo art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Redondo or House of Mystery issues. See also this blog's Redondo checklist or Top 10 Redondo comics.
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Contents page Redondo pencils and inks 1 page = ****
"The Vengeance of Voodoo Annie" Redondo story pencils and inks 12 pages = ***
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