Monday, February 17, 2014

Héctor Germán Oesterheld's and Francisco Solano Lopez' Amapola Negra "Black Poppy"



Sometime ago I chose my top ten comics list for The Hooded Utilitarian. My indisputable number one was (and is) Amapola Negra, "Black Poppy" by Héctor Germán Oesterheld and Francisco Solano López. Unfortunately we know how things work in comics... A masterpiece of this huge magnitude would be recognized as such in any other art form... In comics, be prepared to be amazed: it wasn't even reprinted since it was first published more than fifty years ago (July 1958 - September 1959). It wasn't reprinted... until now that is... Unfortunately Amapola Negra "Black Poppy" is an Argentinian comic, so... in spite of being welcome (of course) this edition is very far from the production values that it deserves. It's way better than nothing, though... so: all in all, great news!...

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