Voltar Portfolio - Signed & Numbered



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"Voltar: A Visual-Splendor in the Tradition of the Masters"

Six black-and-white plates in an extra-illustrated, printed folder.

This is #421 of 1000 numbered copies, signed by the artist on the first plate.

Voltar was a comic book character created, written, and illustrated by Filipino illustrator Alfredo Alcala in 1963. Voltar was first published in the United States in 1977 in Magic Carpet #1. Alcala was probably best known for his inking on Marvel Comics' black & white magazine Savage Sword of Conan.

Limited edition portfolios were a phenomenon of the 1970s and 80s. They grew out of a greater appreciation of comic and fantasy artists. Middle-Earth lead the way publishing a 1973 portfolio of Frank Frazetta drawings that quickly sold out its 500-copy print run. It was followed by Barry Smith's Tupenny Conan Portfolio in 1974 and another Frazetta portfolio, The Lord of the Rings, in 1975. This lead to a decade of large format, limited edition portfolios: a suite of new illustrations created without restrictions or censorship, with better printing on better paper, reproduced in a large size, to fully appreciate the artwork.


Alfredo P. Alcala

Condition & Attributes

Near Fine (light foxing along the edges of the plates) in Near Fine folder (light wear to corners, light foxing, flat, clean)
#421 of 1000 numbered copies signed by the artist


Alfredo P.

Publishing Information

San Diego
Schanes & Schanes

Physical Description

16 inches
11.25 inches
black & white