Rima Jungle Girl GGA
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I know a lot of us get caught up only looking at covers only, but today I was selling a copy of Rima 1 on ebay (I've never read it) and as I was paging thru the comic to check it I discovered one heck of a nice 2 page art spread.  That's some really nice GGA.

i don't know who did the art but that's some good art.

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2 hours ago, shadroch said:

As a fifteen year old, Rima was one of the few DCs I bought. Almost passed on the first issue because of the Kubert art.

I think Kubert only did the cover, but it's a great cover.

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44 minutes ago, Readcomix said:

Yes, that spread is as awesome as any 50's GGA that commands so much. Well-kept secret! Wonder what that OA would go for?

I was really struck by how good the layout/execution is for the 2-page spread and the detail work on, not only Rima, but all the little animals and such.  If I could find this piece of original art I would seriously think about buying it.  Kudos to Redondo.

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Go over to CAF.  Some pages of this were available.  Whether they still are is irrelevant because just seeing the original B&W inks is incredible.

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19 hours ago, Ryan. said:

Nestor Redondo is the artist and I agree that spread is fantastic. Unsurprisingly he also worked on Swamp Thing. 

Very underrated artist. His brother Frank was pretty good too. 

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One of those books recognised as having really nice artwork, but was always available at a bargain bin price back in the 70s.

Took over from Berni Wrightson on artwork for Swamp Thing.  I still have to the end of the initial run written by Len Wein.

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On 4/17/2020 at 5:57 PM, gadzukes said:

I was really struck by how good the layout/execution is for the 2-page spread and the detail work on, not only Rima, but all the little animals and such.  If I could find this piece of original art I would seriously think about buying it.  Kudos to Redondo.

You wouldn't have much time to think before pulling the trigger (unless in auction) but I doubt it will come up for sale anytime soon...great to see Redondo getting some Love!

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We get used to seeing smaller panels in the story telling, or maybe a splash page here and there, so to see a 2-page spread like this, especially of Good Girl Art is pretty awesome.

I'm a little shocked Rima only made it 7 issues with GGA like this.  Of Course Shanna the She Devil only made it to 5 issues. And Marvel's Sheena only had 2 issues.

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On ‎4‎/‎17‎/‎2020 at 3:24 PM, Ryan. said:

Nestor Redondo is the artist and I agree that spread is fantastic. Unsurprisingly he also worked on Swamp Thing. 

Yeah, as soon as I saw it I was thinking that art had a kind of Swamp Thing feel to it.

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Redondo's art is glorious, no doubt, and the whole series is also very well written by Robert Kanigher (loosely adapted from an obscure 19th century novel). 

A lost & somewhat forgotten '70s gem that yields much enjoyment for a certain kind of reader...

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