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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Splash Page Saturday: Adventure Comics #209

This is the splash page to Adventure Comics #209, which we recapped last week for Adventure Sunday. It's by Ramona Fradon, and it is one of my single favorite images she's ever created--and that's saying something.

The design and placement of the elements here are so wonderfully dramatic and fluid--I can practically feel the spray of the harsh ocean waves as they spatter explorer George Rogers on his mad quest to find a missing island. Also: that guy in the bottom left, who can barely be seen through the wind and rain.

It was fairly unusual to have a splash image (I call it that because it didn't take up a full page--since these Golden Age Aquaman stories were only six pages long, so every inch counted) that didn't feature the hero in question, but of course here it works flawlessly.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good timing for this splash page -- from this week's headlines: http://www.todaysthv.com/news/watercooler/235507/70/Island-in-the-Pacific-disappears