Monday, May 24, 2004

Quo Vadis

In 1953, MGM Pictures comissioned ACE Publications to create a comic book preview of their hit blockbuster movie "QUO VADIS" for the Philippine market starring Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr, and Peter Ustinov. Starting with Tagalog Klasiks #91, Quo Vadis, as adapted by Clodualdo Del Mundo with art by Nestor Redondo began, ending in the next issue, for a total of 16 pages all in all.

(color tint mine)

Quo Vadis turned out to be one of the most stunning comics storytelling ever to be produced in Philippine komiks history. Many agree this to be Nestor Redondo's masterpiece, an accomplishment that he has never surpassed. MGM was so impressed by Redondo's work that he was immediately asked to fly to America to work for them exclusively as an artist. But Nestor refused, believing himself to be too young at the time.

Stay turned for a full gallery of artwork from this Nestor Redondo Masterpiece.

Thanks to Dennis Villegas and Hannibal.