Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Black and White Wednesday: "Blackmark Triumphant!" by Goodwin and Kane

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! We're back with more of Gil Kane's masterpiece (scripted by Archie Goodwin, natch) Blackmark! Chapter 4, "Blackmark Triumphant!" (like all these Savage Sword of Conan-published Blackmark stories) was re-formatted from the paperback book format to the magazine-sized format (overseen, Ol' Groove s'poses, by editor Roy Thomas and Marvel's art department) with varying results. The large blocks of copy and the cropped artwork doesn't feel at all like a normal comicbook page laid out by Kane, but the power of the individual images makes up for a lot to these old eyes!

This version comes from Savage Sword of Conan #4 (December 1975), natch.

1 comment:

  1. Really enjoying these Blackmark posts, Groove. Thanks.
    Gil Kane was so good at this kind of fantasy, so its great to see him do it with his own thing. And with an even more impressive use of perspective than usual (guess he had to create a sense of scale on those tiny paperback pages somehow).
    I did wonder about the the inking; looked a bit like there might have been a few diverse hands pitching in here and there...




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