Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Black and White Wednesday: "Requiem for a Haunted Man" by Conway, Heath, and the Crusty Bunkers

Dig it, Groove-ophiles! We haven't dug a Ka-Zar adventure from Savage Tales for waaaaay too long, so let's do it now! Here's a good'un from Savage Tales #10 (March 1975) called "Requiem for a Haunted Man!" Story by Gerry Conway with art by the incomparable Russ Heath and The Crusty Bunkers (including, natch, Neal Adams)! All this and a Boris Vallejo cover, too!




















7 comments:

  1. It's that old "long hair covers a multitude of sins" thing again isn't it. Maybe she should get a bob.

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  2. Looks like Neal Adams inked a lot of the main figures himself in this one. For those not aware, the Crusty Bunkers were those artists who worked with him at Continuity Associates in the '70s.

    Regards,
    Chris A.

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  3. Dude. I've never seen so many shots to the head by arrows!

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  4. The art was superb, although a little inconsistent as it pretty much buried Russ Heath. Ka-Zar and Savage Tales were on their last legs by then but determined to go out with a bang.

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  5. This story, the single issue of the Ka-Zar color comic and the Son Of Satan story stand as the three greatest Russ Heath comic book stories. Heath was just great at drawing fugues that look like they are actually standing on firm ground. It is not an easy trick to pull off. Hail Russ Heath, his sixty+ years of comic book art has been astounding!

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    1. John Buscema also gave his figures convincing weight & volume. Most comics artists don't.

      Good observation about Heath!

      Regards,
      Chris A.

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    2. That Son of Satan issue was a standout.

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