Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Black and White Wednesday: "The Testing of Blackmark" by Goodwin and Kane

Dig it, Groove-ophiles! From Savage Sword of Conan #3 (October 1974), here's chapter three of "The Testing of Blackmark" written by Archie Goodwin and (natch!) created and drawn by Gil Kane!














5 comments:

  1. I always am amazed how well Gil Kane not only knows anatomy, but perspective as well twisting and utilizing them both to create dynamic scenes. And his inks were in a period where he still still used brush and pen so the material just looks that much better.

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  2. Gill Kane's punches look like they REALLY HURT

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  3. Wow! I'm heading to the long box tonight to see this in person because I think I have it! Really superb art! Thanks Groove!

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  4. Marvel's black and whites always offered so much bang for the buck, as this backup proves.

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  5. Marvel had to reformat these for the magazine page. Dark Horse reprinted the whole thing several years ago and reconstructed the original paperback pages at a trade size. It's a mighty tribute to a great comic book artist who liked to push the envelope. Like Kirby and Wood, Kane was scouting out new approaches and markets. Grand stuff!

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