Friday, April 15, 2011

Tex Dawson, Gun-slinger #1 - Jim Steranko cover, Al Williamson reprint

Tex Dawson Gun-slinger v1 #1 marvel 1970s bronze age comic book cover art by Jim Steranko
Jim Steranko
Tex Dawson, Gun-slinger v1 #1, 1973 - Outnumbered and surrounded, the western hero stands defiant with smoking pistols in hand. This Jim Steranko piece is well-designed, despite being confined by the title's masthead. Most effective is the close-up of a would-be killer's hand, boldly placed in the immediate foreground. The darker and more heavily inked hand not only suggests the loser's demise but adds depth and context to the scene. The issue also includes an Al Williamson reprint from Western Kid #9. This is number 1 of 1 Tex Dawson issues with Steranko art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Steranko, Williamson or Tex Dawson issues. See also this blog's Williamson checklist, Steranko checklist or Top 10 Steranko comics.
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Steranko cover pencils and inks = ***
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More Steranko posts:
Strange Tales #156
Western Gunfight. #14
Daredevil #44


More Williamson posts:
Cheyenne Kid #12
Weird Science-Fantasy v1 #24 ec comic book cover art by Al Feldstein
Weird Sci-Fantasy #24
Gunsmoke #10

2 comments:

  1. That's amazing! I've never heard about this book never mind the Steranko cover! Some day I'd like to get a complete Steranko library. what ever happened to him anyway? Where did he go after leaving Marvel?

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  2. He's still alive and well. Google his name to see more of his work.

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