Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Solarman #2 - Nestor Redondo art & cover

Nestor Redondo
Solarman v1 #2, 1989 - Marvel Comics created this character with aspirations for an animated television show, but never went beyond the two issues in this series. Nestor Redondo, having never drawn for this publisher before, provides the inks over Mike Zeck's pencils. Their collaborative cover is fairly typical for the genre, yet there is a simplicity in the rendering and color palette that suggests a younger audience. On the story pages themselves, Redondo's inking has a robustness and craftsmanship more representative of a comics veteran. This may well be the artist's only foray into an American superhero comic, yet his delicate style works surprisingly well (especially the first half of the book). His rendition of Dr. Doom is no less menacing and his Solarman is no less heroic than anyone else's. Though he drew mostly adventure and horror comics for the US, there is much of Redondo's work here to appreciate. This is number 1 of 1 Solarman issues with Redondo art and/or covers/
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Redondo cover inks (Mike Zeck pencils) = **
"This Silent Death This Hostage Earth" Redondo story inks (Mike Zeck pencils) 22 pages = ***

Nestor Redondo
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