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Cacique Caribe15 Feb 2018 3:26 a.m. PST

Does this look awesome or what?


PS. The style looks very similar to this other artist's work ("Boixcar"):

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP15 Feb 2018 4:45 a.m. PST

You know, just on style, I'd have said maybe early Reed Crandall. But if you look at the lower right corner, I think you've got the top half of the signature.

Cacique Caribe15 Feb 2018 4:50 a.m. PST

Wow, you are right! There's a partial signature there. Looks a bit like Crandall's signature here:


PS. I remember Crandall's work on some of the Blackhawk comics, though they were already old comic books when I was a kid. I'm not sure if he ever did any of Lady Blackhawk though. :)



robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP15 Feb 2018 5:40 a.m. PST

Dan, I never saw that top B&W sketch before. When did Crandall do Barsoom?

Personal logo Cardinal Ximenez Supporting Member of TMP15 Feb 2018 5:42 a.m. PST

Here's a slightly better scan. Looks like R Cortelli


Cacique Caribe15 Feb 2018 5:54 a.m. PST

Don, thanks so much. I'll look him up, to see what else he might have done. It could also be something else like Cortiella:


Robert, apparently Crandall did several for ERB novels:


Personal logo Cardinal Ximenez Supporting Member of TMP15 Feb 2018 7:03 a.m. PST

Cortiella looks correct.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP15 Feb 2018 7:46 a.m. PST

Here is a brief bio on Rafael Cortiella. He might be the one.



The Shadow15 Feb 2018 8:48 a.m. PST

That Lady Blackhawk art is by Brian Bolland. The Blachawk group art is by Rod Ramos, meant to emulate the cover of Military Comics #13, which was by Reed Crandall, for the cover of Blackhawk Archives #1.

Cacique Caribe15 Feb 2018 9:03 a.m. PST

Excellent! I knew that the collective minds of my TMP brothers would have all the answers, but I had no idea it would be this quickly.

Thanks everyone!

PS. Apparently Futuro had a very short run:

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP15 Feb 2018 9:39 a.m. PST

That's a great link, colonel.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP15 Feb 2018 10:25 a.m. PST

Interesting that there's unpublished Reed Crandall art commissioned by Canaveral Press for Tarzan and Mars books. I could--just--see hiring Frazetta or St John instead, but not once I'd already paid for the Crandall.

WarWizard15 Feb 2018 10:47 a.m. PST

Reed Carndall did excellent work on Flash Gordon ….
he is one of my all time favs…



The Shadow15 Feb 2018 10:48 a.m. PST

BTW Dan, I forgot to mention that Crandall didn't do Lady Blackhawk as he was off Blackhawk before she appeared.

Cacique Caribe15 Feb 2018 1:17 p.m. PST


Thanks so much. I had a feeling that might be the case but, then again, I was completely ignorant of the entire background of Lady Blackhawk.


Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP16 Feb 2018 7:40 a.m. PST


Really interesting thread. Thanks for starting it.


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