12/27/13

Weird War Tales #51 - non-attributed Marshall Rogers & Nestor Redondo art, Joe Kubert cover

Joe Kubert
Weird War Tales v1 #51, 1977 - Nestor Redondo and Joe Kubert each make small but significant contributions to the issue. Redondo's intro is looser and more graphically rendered than his usual style. The high point of the issue is a "Tale of the Great Disaster", expanding upon Jack Kirby's Kamandi series. Set in a post-apocalyptic England, the canine residents are threatened by a flaming, oversized insect. Marshall Rogers' art is exceptional, combining innovative layouts with sharply drawn figures and architecture. Though obscure, this tale (beautifully inked by Terry Austin) should count among the artist's best work of the bronze age. Other artists in this issue include Bill Draut and Bob Wiacek. This is number 1 of 2 Weird War Tales issues with Rogers art and/or covers and number 2 of 2 Weird War Tales issues with Redondo art and/or covers.
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Kubert cover pencils and inks = ***
Redondo intro pencils and inks 1 page = ***
"A Canterbury Tail" Rogers story pencils (Terry Austin inks) 6 pages = ****

Nestor Redondo

Marshall Rogers
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