Captain Marvel v2 #30, 1974 - Endowed with new powers, Captain Marvel takes on Thano's newest ally, The Controller. Jim Starlin produces some of his most daring layouts with this issue, specifically the fight scenes on pages 17-27 (see interior page below). Open panels and varying perspectives add to the chaos and excitement. Despite the awkward figure drawing on page 23, overall the artist delivers a brilliantly sequenced and deftly drawn story. Starlin's best pencils to date are further enhanced by Al Milgrom's inks. This story was later reprinted in Life of Captain Marvel #3. This is number 6 of 12 Captain Marvel issues with Starlin art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Starlin or Captain Marvel issues.See also this blog's Starlin checklist or Top 10 Starlin comics. - - - - - - - - - - Starlin cover pencils (Al Milgrom inks) = *** "To Be Free From Control” Starlin story pencils (Al Milgrom inks) 19 pages = **** - - - - - - - - - -
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