Long before Nestor Redondo embarked on his tabloid sized adaptation of the Bible for DC comics in 1975, he worked on a much more massive Bible adaptation, published through his own publishing company, Redondo Komiks in 1968. The adaptation was serialized on a one every two week basis, 4-5 pages each installment, on the pages of Superyor Komiks. The run I have in my possession was handed down to me by my father in law, Korak and Tarzan artist Rudy Florese, who was able to photocopy and compile the adaptation. I don’t know how long exactly the series ran, but the last installment in this collection is from April 1971, depicting a scene in Exodus where Moses’ staff turns into a snake. That’s 4 years worth of bi-weekly strips so it’s quite a lot.
For a gallery of art from this collection, click on this public Facebook album.
I apologize for the image quality. As I had mentioned, these were scanned from photocopies, photocopied during a time when photocopying was just coming into use. This is a piece of work, I believe, that needs to be collected and republished into one volume. Komikero Publishing will be willing to scan and restore the pages in this adaptation if we would be able to find (perhaps borrow) the original komiks run so we can scan it. We would certainly devote as much care and attention to it as we did the restoration of Francisco V. Coching’s El Indio. We would also endeavor to get in touch with Nestor Redondo’s family to acquire permission to do so.
Since this is a Bible adaptation, I believe we won’t have a problem finding a suitable publisher for it. If you can help, please do get in touch. You can email us at gerryalanguilan at yahoo dot com.