Jungle Action #17
Issue(s): Jungle Action #17
...the Black Panther gets ready for the final confrontation between him and Killmonger.
Meanwhile, T'Challa's loyal troops fight against Killmonger's lieutenants. W'Kabi is crushed under rubble from a falling dinosaur; he doesn't die but we'll see next issue that he's lost an arm.
Venomm switches sides when he sees King Cadaver messing with Taku's mind.
The Panther is outmatched by Killmonger again.
However, proving that no scene in the Panther's Rage arc was unimportant, T'Challa manages to change the tides when the little boy he rescued from the rhino in Jungle Action #9, Kantu, runs out and knocks Killmonger off the same ledge that he threw BP off of in issue #6.
A great finale.
Quality Rating: A-
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Inbound References (3): showBaron Macabre, Black Panther, Kantu, Kazibe, Killmonger, King Cadaver, Lord Karnaj, Malice (Killmonger minion), Monica Lynne, Taku, Tayete, Venomm, W'Kabi
Where does the Virgilio Redondo credit come from? He's not listed amywhere in the story.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | June 10, 2012 4:11 PM
The UHBMCC says "B.Graham is credited as 'artist', The Marvel Comics Index (G&T Enterprises) #9B adds V.Redondo".
Posted by: fnord12 | June 10, 2012 4:31 PM
I think the index may have confused that issue with one from a different title. Virgilio Redondo at that time was a member of the Filipino artists typically found in DC non-superhero books; Marvel tended to use them on b&w magazines because they worked fast, and on borderline profitable color books because the payment exchange rates were cheap. There aren't any Filipino artists credited anywhere else on this title(even on cover inks) and in those instances on other titles where one was used because of deadline issues, there's always some kind of acknowledgement. This credit just sounds really odd.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | June 10, 2012 6:18 PM
GCD also agrees with the credit of Virgilio Redondo for inking this story (uncredited). He also did some other Marvel inking and penciling work for Vampire Tales, Giant-Size Dracula, Zombie, and Marvel Preview in 1975. https://www.comics.org/credit/name/Virgilio%20Redondo/sort/alpha/
I've also noticed a number of other Filipino artists on the Marvel non-super-hero book credits for 1975. Which I wasn't really expecting to find when I started reading the entries for 1974-75. It struck me as odd that a lion's share of the new, up and coming talent was being used fairly extensively on the non-super-hero line, but not so much on the super-hero stuff. I get the feeling that Marvel was almost desperately trying to diversify this year, while neglecting their super-hero line quite a bit more than in previous years. I sort of realize (I think) that Marvel didn't really put much stock (or money) into these Filipino artists, but for me it would have been interesting to see what they could have done to inject life into the flagging super-hero line, since that's where my main interest lies. Ah whell water under the bridge...
Posted by: Holt | February 16, 2018 7:06 PM
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