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Strange Tales #159 - Jim Steranko art & cover

Strange Tales v1 #159 nick fury shield comic book cover art by Jim Steranko
Jim Steranko
Strange Tales v1 #159 featuring Nick Fury & Doctor Strange, 1967 - In a brief respite from saving the world, Nick Fury reviews Shield's underground training academy. An unexpected visit from Captain America leads to a man-to-man combat exercise. This is Jim Steranko's first rendition of Cap, a precursor to his later work with the character. In an attempt to add more realism, the artist uses a high contrast photograph for the background in the first two panels. The duel between Cap and Fury is terrific, but more static scenes such as Nick's apartment (see interior page below) are equally engaging. Other artists in this issue include Marie Severin and Herb Trimpe. This is number 9 of 18 Strange Tales issues with Steranko art and/or covers.
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"Spy School" Steranko story pencils and inks 12 pages = ***

Strange Tales v1 #159 nick fury shield comic book page art by Jim Steranko
Jim Steranko
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  1. It has recently been discovered that the figure of Captain America on this cover was redrawn by John Romita. The original Steranko Cap figure was much more dynamic and can been seen in Albert Moy's CAF page.

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