Saturday, November 6, 2010

The Unexpected #133 - non-attributed Nestor Redondo art


The Unexpected v1 #133, 1972 - Two 1950s reprints and three new stories fill out this 52 page mystery book from the bronze age. Although not credited in comic book guides, Nestor Redondo delivers one of his finest horror stories. Enormously rich brothers at an exclusive private school conspire to murder their teacher, as a lesson to all who would oppose them. Beautifully drawn settings are enhanced by classic architectural details, permeating the story with wealth and privilege. Redondo's first page, deftly depicting the school's stone facade and iron gates, is a splash page that is not immediately obvious but works nonetheless. Other artists in this issue include Dick Dillin, Frank Giacoia, Werner Roth, Mike Esposito and Jack Sparling (cover). This is number 1 of 7 Unexpected issues with Redondo art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Redondo or Unexpected issues. See also this blog's Redondo checklist or Top 10 Redondo comics.
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"School For Fear" Redondo story pencils and inks 9 pages = ****
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