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THE CISCO KID Volume 3

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THE CISCO KID Volume 3

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Dailies, 1955-57. Highly Recommended. By Rod Reed. Art by José Luis Salinas. The third volume of the complete reprinting of The Cisco Kid, arguably the best drawn western strip ever done. The fine line work by Salinas is just amazing, challenging the quality of work by James Montgomery Flagg, Everett Raymond Kinstler, and Mac Raboy. Plus a fun and often exciting storyline of adventure in the old West, with bandits, villains, stagecoach crashes, hangings, beautiful women...it's all here. The reproduction suffers a bit as it’s done from the printed strips, but that's my sole criticism. Dailies from March 21, 1955 to June 1, 1957.

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The third volume of the complete reprinting of The Cisco Kid, arguably the best drawn western strip ever done. The fine line work by Salinas is just amazing, challenging the quality of work by James Montgomery Flagg, Everett Raymond Kinstler, and Mac Raboy. Plus a fun and often exciting storyline of adventure in the old West, with bandits, villains, stagecoach crashes, hangings, beautiful women...it's all here. The reproduction suffers a bit as it’s done from the printed strips, but that's my sole criticism. Dailies from March 21, 1955 to June 1, 1957.

The publisher mentions the difficulty of finding all the source material for this, and aplogizes for both the up and down quality of some of it, and the long delay in getting this third volume out. Short of 20 strips, he had to search far and wide to finally come up with every daily strip to make this complete. Thus while some pages are very sharp and clear, some taken from printed sources lose some detail in the translation. Nonetheless, this is all well worth the time and effort to put it together.

While the television show of the Cisco Kid is often spoofed, the opposite is true of this strip itself. It is held in the highest regard, and many veteran comics artists will be glad to add this to their library. They of all fans can appreciate the fine pencilling and brush work on this amazing strip. Salinas uses larger panels to portray action with amazing detail. On the backcover is reproduced one panel that is actually full three panels wide, with eleven figures, massive rocks and trees and even terrified horses--a pitched and very deadly gunfight between Cisco and comrades on one side, and Red Riata and his villainous gang of cutthroats on the other.

This volume also includes an introduction by Ricardo Villagrán and more! Thick, massive book of strips offering hours of good reading. Here's a very apt description by Villagrán:

"Every single Cisco Kid comic strip was a piece of art by itself. People and animals were drawn with deep dexterity. Cowboys, natives or soldiers from that period were performed after detailed research for documentation. Figures' movements never went unnoticed. There was magic in his brush."

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Item Code CIS03
Publisher Classic Comics Press
Publish Date 2017
ISBN 9780990412052
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 8x11
# Pages 240pg
Color b&w
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