Three collected British comic strips that boast the talents of Jesus Blasco, Mike Hubbard, Cecil Doughty, Bill Baker and John Millar Watt! The strips are reproduced from the original artboards and have never looked better. Click for more images from the book ...
Gathered together are three classic adaptations behind a Millar Watt cover: King Solomon's Mines, Allan Quatermain and Montezuma's Daughter, all written by 'the father of the lost world genre'.
King Solomon's Mines is one of the most famous of all adventure novels: adventurer Allan Quatermain is asked to help find his friend's brother who is presumed lost deep in the unexplored interior of Africa whilst looking for the legendary King Solomon's Mines. The artwork is some of Bill Baker's best and one wonders why the equally talented C. L. Doughty took over part-way through.
Allan Quatermain: in mourning for his only son, Quatermain persuades his friends (jncluding Zulu chief Umslopogas) to accompany him into Maasai territory. Travelling by canoe, they find themselves in the kingdom of Zu-Vendis, a country ruled by an isolated warlike white race
The artwork is in line & wash by Mike Hubbard.
Montezuma's Daughter: superbly adaptyed and penned by Jesus Blasco, Thomas Wingfield sets off to avenge the murder of his mother. After a brush with the Spanish Inquisition, shipwreck and slavery, his search leads him to the shores of Mexico where he is captured by the Aztecs. He is taken to the emperor who will decide his fate. Then the Spaniards arrive
A Book Palace Books
H Rider Haggard, introduction by Steve HollandArtists:
Jesus Blasco, Mike Hubbard, C.L. Doughty, Bill Baker, John Millar Watt (cover)Publisher:
Book Palace Books, 2013 First EditionNumber of pages:
Soft Cover; Black & White illustrationsSize:
8" x 12" (210mm x 297mm)ISBN:
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