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Captain Marvel v2 #32 - Jim Starlin art & cover

Captain Marvel #32 marvel 1970s bronze age comic book cover art by Jim Starlin
Jim Starlin
b>Captain Marvel v2 #32, 1974 - Thanos, having achieved godhood, becomes a much more serious threat to Captain Marvel and his allies. With a couple of exceptions, Jim Starlin's layouts are more tempered this issue. The opening splash is boldly consistent, but even more so is the two-page center spread of the Destroyer's confrontation with Thanos. Though superbly composed, a slight loss of detail from reproduction mars the overall effect. Dan Green's story inks are noticeably more compatible than Klaus Janson's highly defined cover inks. In addition, the story includes the bronze age Destroyer's origin. This story was later reprinted in Life of Captain Marvel #4 and Life of Captain Marvel #5. This is number 8 of 12 Captain Marvel issues with Starlin art and/or covers.
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Starlin cover pencils (Klaus Janson inks) = ***
"Thanos the Insane God" Starlin story pencils (Dan Green inks) 18 pages = ***

Captain Marvel #32 marvel 1970s bronze age comic book page art by Jim Starlin
Jim Starlin
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1 comment:

  1. the lack of definition on the two page spread is the then Marvel edict that it would pay the artist for one page and print it full size over two pages, thus missing the shrinking down the tightens up the artwork used for the rest of the book. Marvel then gained a two page spread for the payment of one page.

    tacky.

    great art that issue however!

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