Captain America v1 #110, 1969: The first of three issues by Jim Steranko, he employs fine art, film and design techniques never seen before in comics. On the cover, the Hulk is drawn as a destructive force. His enraged eyes peer out through a partially shadowed face. The proportions of Rick Jones' figure seem smaller than actual perspective, but accentuates the man-monster's scale. Steranko's story pacing varies widely from pensive sequences to frenetic fight scenes. The center spread is an action-packed panorama, comprised of Captain America, Rick and the hordes of Hydra. With this issue, Steranko proves himself worthy of following Jack Kirby's run on the title. This story was later reprinted in Captain America Special Edition #1 and Marvel Super Action v2 #12. This is number 1 of 3 Captain America issues with Steranko art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Steranko or Captain America issues.See also this blog's Steranko checklist or Top 10 Steranko comics. - - - - - - - - - - Steranko cover pencils and inks = ***** “No Longer Alone!” Steranko story pencils (Joe Sinnott inks) 20 pages = ***** - - - - - - - - - -
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