Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Captain Marvel v2 #34 - Jim Starlin art & cover (1st Nitro)

Captain Marvel #34 marvel 1970s bronze age comic book cover art by Jim Starlin
Captain Marvel #34 marvel 1970s bronze age comic book page art by Jim Starlin
Captain Marvel v2 #34, 1974 - In a battle whose consequences would result in The Death of Captain Marvel, Jim Starlin's distinctive pencils would mostly suffer due to insensitive inking. The story's pacing and sequencing are a step down from previous issues, although the jarring explosion on the center spread is a worthy attempt. By contrast, Starlin's cover is outstanding in form and composition. Nitro (making his first appearance) stands victorious over a soundly defeated Captain Marvel. The two figures are perfectly positioned and foreshortened, while the horizon tilts wildly for dramatic effect. This story was later reprinted in Life of Captain Marvel #5. This is number 10 of 12 Captain Marvel issues with Starlin art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Starlin or Captain Marvel issues. See also this blog's Starlin checklistTop 10 Starlin comics or the original cover to this issue.
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Starlin cover pencils and inks = *****
"Blown Away" Starlin story pencils (Jack Abel inks) 18 pages = **
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