Sunday, 30 June 2013
SUPER SUNDAY SPECIAL: THE RETURN OF JOHNNY FUTURE...
For all you frantic followers of JOHNNY FUTURE, the caped and
cowled crusader makes a welcome return to the pages of this humble blog
in a new, regular, Sunday slot. Drawn by LUIS BERMEJO and published
in the pages of FANTASTIC in the 1960s, this is one of the more popular
and best-remembered POWER COMICS strips of the time.
Incidentally, the figure in the final panel on the last page isn't the
sole work of Luis Bermejo. The artistic integrity of the picture has been
compromised by clumsy retouching in an attempt to cover any suggestion
of nakedness. As you'll see in upcoming episodes, there is no consistency
to the way the alterations have been executed, 'though you'd think that
the editors would have assigned such revisions to someone with a
degree of skill. Apparently not, sadly.
It's a shame that portions of the art have been ruined in this way,
but let's try not to dwell on these thankfully few instances and instead
focus on untampered examples of comic strip art at its finest.
See you all next week for Part Two, fellow fans!
Posted by Kid at Sunday, June 30, 2013