Saturday, May 22, 2010

Science Fiction Theater: The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! Here's Marvel's adaptation of the 1958 classic Seventh Voyage of Sinbad from Marvel Spotlight #25 (September 1975). Yeah, it seems a bit weird that they were adapting such an old movie. Maybe their adaptation of Golden Voyage of Sinbad sold so well they wanted to give Sinbad another try. Whatever the story behind the story might be, the fact is that John Warner and Sonny Trinidad turned out a pretty cool comic, in spite of having to adapt an entire movie into a mere 18 pages. Notice the experimental text/art pages (something Steve Gerber toyed with a few times) used to speed things up. Comicbook dudes gotta do what comicbook dudes gotta do, right? Dig it, baby!

2 comments:

  1. The story is that the film was re-released to the theaters after the success of Golden Voyage.

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  2. I picked this one up as a kid and I still have it in my collection to this day. Sonny Trinidad drew some spectacular-looking Tarzan comic books for DC Comics and also illustrated Marvel Movie Premiere #1, which was Marvel's adaption of Edgar Rice Burroughs' "The Land That Time Forgot."

    Thanks for sharing!

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