Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Strange Tales #178 - Jim Starlin art & cover (1st Starlin Warlock)

Strange Tales v1 #178 marvel warlock comic book cover art by Jim Starlin
Jim Starlin
Strange Tales v1 #178 featuring Warlock, 1975 - After his own self-titled series ran for only eight issues, Adam Warlock returns as the main feature on this long running title. Jim Starlin recaps his history on four full pages, then embarks on a new storyline. Failing to save a young woman, Warlock discover her assassins hail from the Universal Church of Truth. Although Starlin's iconic cover is superb, his interiors are phenomenal. Three full splash pages dazzle the eye with their meticulous detail and textures. Every page is artfully rendered and painstakingly designed. His use of (nearly identical) repetition slows the story pacing at opportune moments. This masterpiece issue would firmly establish Warlock as one of Starlin's signature characters. This story was first reprinted in Warlock v2 #1. This is number 1 of 4 Strange Tales issues with Starlin art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Starlin, Warlock or Strange Tales issues. See also this blog's Starlin checklistTop 10 Starlin comics or an original page from this issue.
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Starlin cover pencils and inks = ****
"Who Is Adam Warlock?" Starlin story pencils and inks 19 pages = *****
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Strange Tales v1 #178 marvel warlock comic book page art by Jim Starlin
Jim Starlin
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Superboy #238

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