Nostalgic notions, sentimental sighings, wistful wonderings, rueful reflections, poignant ponderings & yearnings for yesteryear! (With a few profound perplexities & puzzling paradoxes thrown in as well.)
Saturday, 9 April 2011
"NORRIN RADD, NORRIN RADD, RIDING THROUGH THE GLEN..."
In the absence of anything interesting to write about at the moment,
here's a few more SILVER SURFER covers for you to feast your hungry
eyes on. These are the last of the 68 page (including covers) King-Size
Surfers - next time up, I'll feature the 36 page issues.
Just look at that fluid JOHN BUSCEMA Surfer figure below. When
JACK KIRBY first introduced the HERALD OF GALACTUS a few years
before, his Surfer was graceful and supple, and really looked as if he was
riding his cosmic board. By the time this issue came out, Kirby's rendition
of Norrin (whenever he drew him in the FF) was stiff and stilted and just
didn't look right. Buscema was one of the few artists ever to "out-Kirby"
Kirby, and STAN LEE was right in choosing Big John for the job of
illustrating ol' Norrin's own magazine - in my humble opinion.