Sunday, May 8, 2016
The Sword Of Light!
This lovely temptress is the work of the great Sam Glanzman. Glanzman was at the top of his game in his last days at Charlton on the underrated Hercules comic. Glanzman had been getting more and more experimental in his page designs in that comic, robustly exploring the relationship between text and image.
Leaving Charlton behind, Glanzman was recruited by Joe Kubert (who had become an editor at DC) and worked there on various features. But he also did stories for others such as Warren Publications. The story "The Sword of Light" both written and drawn by Glanzman is his only work for Bill Warren's outfit, and it can be seen below in all its original black and white glory. He plays around with not only structure and layout but offers up several different texture combinations as well. If you'd like to buy this complete story and the entirety of Glanzman's Warren work, check out this link. But if like me you have to limited yourself to merely enjoying the sumptuous drawings, then enjoy a master at work!
This story originally appeared in 1971's Vampirella #14 which sported a compelling Sanjulian cover. The interior also featured work by Nick Cuti and Tom Sutton, giving Charlton fans something to linger over indeed.