Thursday, June 6, 2013

X-men #51 - Jim Steranko art & cover

X-men v1 #51 marvel comic book cover art by Jim Steranko
Jim Steranko
X-men v1 #51, 1968 - Her powers now activated, Polaris must choose to side with the X-men or her purported father Magneto. The drawings of Jim Steranko continue to display a skillful exuberance. Most impressive is his opening splash, which displays the story title as part of a monolithic machine. It's sheer size dwarfs the characters, just as Magneto's shadow looms over it. On the cover, Erik the Red engulfs the X-men in flame but is irrelevant to the story. Regardless, Steranko executes an ominously compelling image. Other artists in this issue include Arnold Roth and John Tartaglione. This is number 3 of 3 X-men issues with Steranko art and/or covers.
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Steranko cover pencils and inks = ****
"The Devil had a Daughter"
Steranko story pencils (John Tartaglione inks) 15 pages = ***

X-men v1 #51 marvel comic book cover art by Jim Steranko
Jim Steranko
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