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Mar 25, '21
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Learning German



Ibiza 1984: we spent 2 weeks at Port Del Torrents on the beach. In preparation for my posting to BFPO 113 - Mansergh Barracks, Gütersloh I decided to learn German. Luckily there was a German Hotel adjacent to our and on the beach there was a shop which sold sold German newspapers and book among other things.

I was already proficient in Dutch since working there in the late 70s where learnt the value of comic books in learning spoken Dutch. So I purchased a copy of Taar Der Rebell!




Having read that I purchased the second one illustrated.

Entstehung und Figuren

Nachdem Brocal bereits in den frühen 1970er Jahren den Fantasy-Helden Kronan (in Anlehnung an Conan) schuf, entwarf er 1976 in Zusammenarbeit mit Moliterni den nun blonden Helden Taar. Dieser barbarische Kämpfer erinnert in seiner Gestalt sehr an den später (Anfang der 80er-Jahre) von Mattel entwickelten Charakter He-Man (in seiner frühen barbarischen Form, da ursprünglich eine Conan-Figuren-Reihe geplant war).

Wiederkehrende Figuren

Taar – Sohn von Kroon, dem Rebellen, nach dem Tod seines Vaters neuer Anführer und Beschützer von Auphiria.

Prinzessin Khanala – Tochter von König Uist, dem Weisen, wird von Taar aus den Händen des Zauberers Kronok gerettet und erlebt ab da an verschiedene Abenteuer mit ihm zusammen.

Stabbar – alter Weiser von Taars Stamm, er ist nach dem Tod von Taars Vater nun für dessen Erziehung verantwortlich und erteilt Taar mehrere Aufgaben, die es zu lösen gilt.




https://de.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taar_(Comic)

Creation and characters

After Brocal created the fantasy hero Kronan (based on Conan) in the early 1970s, he designed the now blonde hero Taar in cooperation with Moliterni in 1976. This barbaric fighter is very reminiscent of the character He-Man developed later (at the beginning of the 80s) by Mattel (in his early barbaric form, since a Conan figure series was originally planned).

Recurring characters

Taar - son of Kroon, the rebel, new leader and protector of Auphiria after the death of his father.

Princess Khanala - daughter of King Uist, the wise, is rescued by Taar from the hands of the magician Kronok and from then on experiences various adventures with him.

Stabbar - old sage from Taar's tribe, after the death of Taar's father he is now responsible for his upbringing and gives Taar several tasks that have to be solved.









Veröffentlichungen

Insgesamt umfasst die Serie dreizehn Bände, von denen zwölf im Dargaud-Verlag als Hardcover-Alben erschienen sind. Brocal beendete 1988 die Arbeit an der Serie, da er mit der Firmenpolitik von Dargaud nicht einverstanden war. Einen letzten Band begann Brocal 1989 zwar noch, dieser wurde jedoch erst 1998 zu Ende gestellt und auf spanisch im Fantasia Heroica forum veröffentlicht. Zehn Bände wurden in Deutschland in der Reihe Die großen Phantastic-Comics veröffentlicht (zusammen mit anderen Serien wie Storm und Warlord), welche als Softcover-Alben von 1980 bis 1987 in der Delta Verlagsgesellschaft in Stuttgart im Vertrieb des Ehapa Verlags erschien.

Neben der Übersetzung ins Deutsche wurde die Serie auch ins Flämische (Dargaud/Oberon), Spanische (13 Bände mit neuem Cover bei Fantasia Heroica forum), Portugiesische (6 Bände bei Meribérica), Englische (1 Band bei Gowarsons Comics), Hindi (2 Bände bei Gowarsons Comics/Madhumuskn Comics/Trishul Comics und später weitere bei OUP India) und ins Indonesische (Indira/Komik Lebar) übersetzt.




Publications

The series comprises a total of thirteen volumes, twelve of which have been published as hardcover albums by Dargaud Verlag. Brocal stopped working on the series in 1988 because he did not agree with Dargaud's company policy. Brocal began one last volume in 1989, but it was not finished until 1998 and published in Spanish in the Fantasia Heroica forum. Ten volumes were published in Germany in the series Die Große Phantastic-Comics (together with other series such as Storm and Warlord), which were published as softcover albums from 1980 to 1987 by Delta Verlag in Stuttgart, distributed by Ehapa Verlag.

In addition to the translation into German, the series was also translated into Flemish (Dargaud / Oberon), Spanish (13 volumes with a new cover on Fantasia Heroica forum), Portuguese (6 volumes on Meribérica), English (1 volume on Gowarsons Comics), Hindi (2 Volumes at Gowarsons Comics / Madhumuskn Comics / Trishul Comics and later more at OUP India) and translated into Indonesian (Indira / Komik Lebar).


English Version


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The Artist

The Artists of Sword & Sorcery: Jaime Brocal Remohi (1936-2002)





Jaime Brocal, as he is sometimes known in English comics, debuted in comics drawing The Saint for British weeklies. Spanish-born, he created series after series of S&S comics from 1960 to as late as 1981. Katan (1960), Ogan (1963, which was described as ‘Viking fantasy’), Kronan (1972-1977, which was named before Remohi knew of Conan), Arcane (1974-1979) and finally Taar (1976-1988). He drew “Eye of the Cyclops” (Eerie #34, July 1971) for Warren and for Heavy Metal, “The Horror of Gzalth” (September 1978) and “The Eye of the Goddess Isliah” (September 1981). After 1981 he moved onto biographical comics though he still drew Tarzan comics after this time.




http://darkworldsquarterly.gwthomas.org/the-artists-of-sword-sorcery-jaime-brocal-remohi-1936-2002/
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaime_Brocal_Remoh%C3%AD
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/13165027/jaime-brocal_remoh_

https://www.ravenecho.com/articles/26/393/

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