Thursday, August 18, 2016

Oh, Alfredo! "Rest In Peace!" by Oleck and Alcala

Check it out, Groove-ophiles! A Jack Oleck story gloriously illustrated (and lettered!) by Alfredo Alcala! "Rest in Peace!" takes us back to 18th Century Haiti...and that's probably all you need to know except that it was originally published in House of Secrets #100 (July 1972)!


  1. Alcala did some amazing work, this is a great example of his. My particular favorite work of his is his adaptations of Beneath The Planet Of The Apes and Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes, thanks for the post Groove!

  2. This might be his first work in US comics, by the way. Alcala was already a superstar in the Philippines, and deservedly so with his Voltar in the early '60s (predating Frazetta's interpretation of Conan).

    Chris A.

    1. Close, Chris--ya got a good memory, Groove-ophile! It's Alcala's second U.S. published work, the first was baaaaaaaarely a month earlier in The Unexpected #138, "Shadow of the Devil Doll". But who knows which one he actually drew first?

  3. Alcala was such an amazing artist... and so prolific! Always a pleasure to find something he did that I haven't seen before.
    Thanks Mr. Groove, especially as its been a while since your last Oh, Alfredo post - good to see its still a going concern.


  4. Another "surprise" ending from the master of the mystery overwrite Jack Oleck. Nice Alcala artwork, though. I think Alcala really came into 70s superstardom with his finishes over John Buscema in the Savage Sword of Conan



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