Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Oh, Alfredo! "The Ultimate Weapon" by Oleck and Alcala

Alfredo Alcala. That classical pencil style. Those lush inks. Yeah, it's about time Ol' Groove gave the late, great Filipino artiste his own department! Welcome to the first Oh, Alfredo!, Groove-ophiles! Let's start with a Jack Oleck-scribed classic from Weird War Tales #15 (April 1973)..."The Ultimate Weapon"!






8 comments:

  1. I never got tired of leering over Alcala's work. So finely detailed and full of disciplined pen and brush work. More please.

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  2. TSUG!

    I too am looking forward to looking back at Alcala's work. Ah, DC in the '70s, when the majority of fanboys shat themselves furiously because Frank Robbins' work on Batman in Detective Comics wasn't Neal Adams', and the only places artists with truly unique styles could truly strut their stuff was Weird War or the other mystery titles.

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  3. about time, too! never enough Alfredo love to go 'round, if you ask this fan. well done, that man!

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  4. Alcala's the man! Looking forward to some B&W Wednesdays. Voltar, anyone?

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  5. Alcala also lettered his own work when permitted, as he did here. He was heavily influenced by Franklin Booth and many other American illustrators of the early 20th century.

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  6. I loved his inks over Walter Simonson's pencil in Rapaging Hulk B & W mag issues #1 & #2. As well as the other issues he inked in that series! WOW! I only just found out he passed away a few months ago. SIGH! Another great gone!

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  7. Love his art, especially on the Phantom Stranger. I didn't know he passed away over 10 years ago. What detail!

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  8. More Alcala is coming, dudes! And the Voltar suggestion is golden!

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