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"Voltar" (Alcala Komiks Magazine)

(1963)

Reprinted in Magic Carpet #1 (1977) The Rook (June 1980-June 1981)

Written and drawn by Alfred Alcala in the Philipines in 1963, "Voltar" made his American debut in The Rook #3-9 long after Alfred had become famous for his work on The Savage Sword of Conan and other Marvel magazines. When I read it in The Rook I thought it was a shabby version of Conan but realizing that it was done 7 years before any Conan comics existed it was brilliant for 1963.