A Gorgeous Conan Page by John Buscema and Alfredo Alcala
Take a close look and ask yourself if you've ever seen a more beautiful Conan page by the incomparable team-up of John Buscema and Alfredo Alcala. It's from Savage Sword of Conan #20, The Slithering Shadow adapted from a Robert E. This story was penciled and inked fairly early in Buscema's long run on Conan when the artist was making a tremendous effort to pour both detail and drama into every page.
As you can see, Alcala's inking reveals his own great talent while still remaining true to Buscema's drawing. The largest panel is dramatic and detailed enough to have been used as a splash page: In a decadent setting, the seductive, evil Thalis addresses Conan and his simple, somewhat innocent companion, Natala.The second panel is a close-up of Thalis, emphasizing her unabashed sexuality. Something in her expression warns that she is a schemer. The last panel appears to be a tip of the hat to Frank Frazetta, who illustrated the same story for his first Conan book cover (Conan the Adventurer). Both artists try to convey the Cimmerian's brooding nature.
The page is 17 " by 11 1/2". The item "A Gorgeous Conan Page by John Buscema and Alfredo Alcala" is in sale since Wednesday, March 20, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Comics\Original Comic Art\Interior Pages". The seller is "moraga-man" and is located in Moraga, California.This item can be shipped to United States.
- Issue Number: 20
- Series: Savage Sword of Conan
- Year: 1977
- Publication Date: July 1977