Monday, October 3, 2016

Marvel-ous Mondays: "Requiem for a Warlord!" by Wolfman, Kane, and Nebres

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! Whaddya say we kick this week off with a superior mix of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Marv Wolfman, Gil Kane, and Rudy Nebres? This particular ish of John Carter Warlord of Mars (#3, May 1977) is filled with bone-crunching action sequences, beautiful ladies, and more of those infamous "up the nose" shots than you can shake a FOOM membership card at! Oh, and the cover and splash alone are worth the price of admission, don'tcha think? Won't ya join Ol' Groove for..."Requiem for a Warlord!"?


  1. I loved Gil Kane on John Carter, but I would have rather seen him ink himself (or be matched up with someone like Dave Cockrum who did an amazing job on the first issue.) While I liked Rudy Nebres in his own way, he, like the other Filipino artists of the 70's, had such a smothering style when inking American pencillers. Their inking was beautiful, accomplished and ornate, but it made the characters look distant and frozen.

  2. HA! The infamous "up the nose shots" I thought I was the only one driven crazy by them! Light source be damned! Did he do it on purpose, so you always could tell the art was his? Like Al Hirschfeld hiding the name Nina in his art?

    By the way, this is a great site, I check it every day! Thank you very much for all your hard work on it!


  3. I too wish Cockrum could have continued as the regular inker on John Carter. But the immensely talented, notoriously slow Mr Cockrum would never have been able to keep up the pace. Besides, the X-Men was the main focus of his talent by then.



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