Sunday, November 13, 2016

Nick Fury, Agent of Shield #2 - Jim Steranko art & cover

Nick Fury Agent of Shield v1 #2 1960s marvel comic book cover art by Jim Steranko
Jim Steranko
Nick Fury, Agent of S.h.i.e.l.d. v1 #2, 1968 - Jim Steranko's exceptional cover demonstrates what can be accomplished without the overuse of cover blurbs. Like the previous issue, Nick Fury is less prominent and the scale of the two figures is purely metaphorical. The story's double page spread and three splash pages nicely occupy the interior, but it's the silent, multi-paneled scene on page five that stands out. This intimate moment between Nick Fury and his lady friend is artfully paced, culminating in a sexually suggestive gun slipped into its holster. Overall the layouts seem more crowded than usual, and Frank Giacoia's inks impose a little too much of his own style. This story was later reprinted in Nick Fury v2 #1. This is number 2 of 7 Nick Fury issues with Steranko art and/or covers.
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Steranko cover pencils and inks = *****
"So Shall Ye Reap Death"
Steranko story pencils (Frank Giacoia inks) 20 pages = ***

Nick Fury Agent of Shield v1 #2 1960s marvel comic book page art by Jim Steranko
Jim Steranko
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