Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Decent Comics: "The Crime Computer!" by Mayer and Redondo

Dig it, Groove-ophiles! Another day, another Groovy Age comicbook story featuring computers! Here's the conclusion to last month's Sheldon Mayer/Nestor Redondo Black Orchid two parter! From Phantom Stranger #36 (January 1975), here's "The Crime Computer!"










6 comments:

  1. Fine drawing, but I wasn't too excited about the story. The tease of who or what Black Orchid really was had gone on a bit too long. There needed to be at least some light shed on that.

    Regards,
    Chris A.

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  2. Did Nestor draw the subsequent Black Orchid stories in Phantom Stranger? I think there were a few more in 1975.

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    1. Fred Carrillo drew the last one in #41. Not sure of the others.

      Regards,
      Chris A.

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    2. I should have mentioned that this was Nestor's last issue. Fred Carillo drew the final four, which I plan to share.

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    3. I'm a little surprised DC didn't have Black Orchid or Rima the jungle girl cross paths with the Swamp Thing during Nestor Redondo's run on that title.

      Regards,
      Chris A.

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  3. This is the best incarnation of the Orchid. Mysterious and accompanied by great art. Shelly Mayer knew how to tell great tales. Seemingly simplistic
    but with a lot of depth and always wholesome.

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