Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Jungle Girl!


Nestor Redondo
Rima is a series I wish DC would see fit to reprint sooner than later. Published at about the same time as they had hold of the Tarzan of the Apes license, this lush adaptation of Green Mansions took us to another jungle entirely. The big draw is Nestor Redondo, a largely forgotten master of the comics form who was able to create lush and beautiful images of utter elegance.  I've read a few of these, but not all. Here are the compelling Joe Kubert covers for the brief run.







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  1. Well, there's no licensing or copyright problem since the book Green Mansions was already PD when DC did the comic.
    When Rima was included in the First Wave title, there was hope the comic series would be reprinted, but nothing came out.
    She also appeared on SuperFriends back in the day...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8K9Bs2K530o

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    1. I'd already forgotten about her First Wave appearance. With no trade then, I doubt we'll get one anytime soon.

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  2. These have always been on my "To Buy" list. I've seen a few of these issues in the dollar bin but always had other buying priorities and a limited budget. I think I might have to make these a higher priority.

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    1. I'm not much into adding to my actual comic book backlog, so I'd prefer a trade myself. But for a dollar, I might have to strike.

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  3. Redondo's art was never better than on Rima. His brushwork on that series was some of the best I've ever seen in comics, up there with Alex Raymond on Flash Gordon. Kubert did the layouts and chose not to receive any credit (he was also the editor). The two of them made a great team.

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    1. I didn't know that Kubert was responsible for the page design. That's highly interesting. I've been tempted by a more recent Swamp Thing reprint because it includes all of Len Wein's stories, some of which were drawn by Redondo in his role as the most underrated artist who had to replace Wrightson. He does an outstanding job.

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