Iron Man #55 - Jim Starlin art & cover

Iron Man v1 #55 marvel comic book cover art by Jim Starlin
Jim Starlin
Iron Man v1 #55, 1972 - Thanos makes his first appearance, along with the bronze age version of the Destroyer. The story artwork, Jim Starlin's first full contribution to the title, displays not only his youth but his inexperience as well. Several pages are drawn crudely and many figures mis-proportioned in smaller panels. Other pages are simplistic and hurried. And yet, Starlin also shows his potential, particularly in two full splash pages and several carefully planned panel sequences. Compare the interiors to his more finely polished (thanks to inker Joe Sinnott) cover design. This story (with the first appearances of Thanos and Drax the Destroyer) was later reprinted in Life of Captain Marvel #1. This is number 2 of 6 Iron Man issues with Starlin art and/or covers.
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Starlin cover pencils (Joe Sinnott inks) = ***
"Beware the Blood Brothers" Starlin story pencils (Mike Esposito inks) 20 pages = **

Iron Man v1 #55 marvel comic book page art by Jim Starlin
Jim Starlin
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