Thursday, May 05, 2005

Nestor Redondo's King Arthur

Nestor Redondo's King Arthur

This is an ad that appeared in many of DC's comics in 1975, advertising an upcoming 4-part large format "The Legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table" illustrated by Nestor Redondo.

For some reason or another, the series was never published, although there were reports that it had been "nearing completion" before it was shelved.

This July, all questions about this series may well be answered in the Back Issue Magazine #11, to be released in July 2005 by Two Morrows Publishing. More Details Here. The magazine includes “The Greatest Stories Never Told” investigating DC’s never-published KING ARTHUR series by GERRY CONWAY and NESTOR REDONDO, unveiling for the first time several of Redondo’s glorious pages from the series.

I had been lucky enough to acquire a page from this unpublished masterpiece which I have uploaded at the Museum. It's an illustration of Merlin which most likely acted as a pinup or splash page.

For a larger image, CLICK HERE.

Many thanks to Val Pabulos for this piece and many other fantastic artworks. Thanks sir!