Saturday, February 5, 2011

The Unexpected #162 - non-attributed Nestor Redondo art, non-attributed Alex Nino art, Jack Kirby reprint


The Unexpected v1 #122, 1975 - Like many DC 100 page super-spectaculars of the 1970s, this issue boasted both new and reprinted material. Nestor Redondo's contents page opens the issue with exquisite detail, depicting a pair of late night grave robbers. Equally stunning is Alex Nino's story of a slew of Satanic murders and the fortune teller who foresees them. His pacing and layout are masterful, beginning with the ornately eerie opening scene. Some comic book guides fail to credit both artists in this issue. With the exception of "The Man Who Betrayed Earth", a Jack Kirby tale from the 1960s, most of the reprints are underwhelming. The interior page above is by Nino. Other artists in this issue include Ruben Yandoc, Pat Boyette, Bill Draut, Abe Ocampo, Nick Cardy (cover) and others. This is number 3 of 7 Unexpected issues with Redondo art and/or covers and number 1 of 1 Unexpected issues with Nino art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Redondo, Nino, Kirby or Unexpected issues. See also this blog's Kirby checklistNino checklistRedondo checklist or Top 10 Redondo comics.
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Redondo contents page pencils and inks = ****
"When Is it My Turn to Die?" Nino story pencils and inks 8 pages = ****
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