Thursday, March 23, 2017

Nick Fury, Agent of Shield #3 - Jim Steranko art & cover

Nick Fury Agent of Shield v1 #3 1960s marvel comic book cover art by Jim Steranko
Jim Steranko
Nick Fury, Agent of S.h.i.e.l.d. v1 #3, 1968 - A horror-themed issue, Nick Fury is called to Scotland to investigate some mysterious happenings in a medieval castle. Jim Steranko's cover is frighteningly gothic, juxtaposing several elements in a loosely triangular layout. Especially effective is Fury's face incorporated into the ominous background. Inside, the artist places two double page spreads for maximum effect. The first (pages 2-3) is innovative in its graphic minimalism and use of the title typography as panel sequences. The second (pages 12-13) is hauntingly surreal in its composition and skewed perspective. Steranko's best issue of the series finds a perfect complement in Dan Adkins' superb inking. This story was later reprinted in Nick Fury v2 #2. This is number 3 of 7 Nick Fury issues with Steranko art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Steranko or Nick Fury 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 = *****
"Dark Moon Rise, Hell Hound Kill"
Steranko story pencils (Dan Adkins inks) 20 pages = *****
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Nick Fury Agent of Shield v1 #3 1960s marvel comic book page art by Jim Steranko
Jim Steranko
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More Steranko posts:
Nick Fury v2 #1
Strange Tales #166
Shanna #2

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