Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Captain America #111 - Jim Steranko art & cover

Captain America v1 #111 marvel comic book cover art by Jim Steranko
Jim Steranko
Captain America v1 #111, 1969 - Jim Steranko delivers another outstanding issue, his second in the series. His cover montage of characters and symbols was innovative for its time and is still arresting today. The interior pages are equally impressive, including the stunning full figure portrait of Madame Hydra on page five, the Mondrian-like layout on page one and the Surrealist-inspired dreams on pages nine and ten (see interior page below). Capping off this extraordinary issue is the dynamic center spread. The star spangled hero launches headlong into a group of kidnappers while Rick Jones lies unconscious in the getaway car. The scene elicits the same excitement as Jack Kirby, who pioneered the two page spread in the 1940s. This story was later reprinted in Captain America Special Edition #1 and Marvel Super Action v2 #13. This is number 2 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, Top 10 Steranko comics or the original cover to this issue.
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Steranko cover pencils and inks = *****
"Tomorrow You Live... Tonight I Die!"
Steranko story pencils (Joe Sinnott) 20 pages = *****
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Captain America v1 #111 marvel comic book page art by Jim Steranko
Jim Steranko
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1 comment:

  1. I was a child living on the Kwajalein Island military base when Steranko's three issues of Captain America were released, and they was amongst the thirty-something months' worth of comic books that were left behind on that d_mn'd island. But I replaced those three in the early '70s, and I'm very glad that I did.

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