Thursday, March 23, 2017

Addicted to Alex Nino: "People of the Dark" by Thomas and Nino

Check it out, Groove-ophiles! Roy Thomas and Alex Nino adapted Robert E. Howard's classic "People of the Dark Circle" in Savage Sword of Conan #6 (April 1975). About three-and-a-half years later, that story was reprinted in gi-normous tabloid size and in color in Marvel Treasury Edition #19 (October 1978). While you can't enjoy it in all its humongous glory online, you can still thrill and chill to Nino's incredible artistry right here, right now!






























5 comments:

  1. Beautiful work. I think it looks better in color than black and white.

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  2. Thanks for posting this Groove, I've only ever seen the black and white version. If I'm right, Howard's story wasn't originally about Conan, but Thomas changed it for Savage Sword and it works just as well. Astonishing art by Nino as ever.

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    1. You're right, Jasper. PotD wasn't a Conan story. Many aficionados consider it a part of the Cthulhu mythos. Roy changed the original barbarian to Conan for obvious reasons.

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  3. It's nice to see the pages laid out all together, so we can see the structural variations and consistencies. Did Nino do his own colors? I'm mostly familiar with his B&W work. The coloring here is brilliant.

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    1. I don't know who the colorist is, Paul, but I agree, the coloring is, indeed, brilliant.

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