Monday, February 10, 2014

Strange Tales #167 - Jim Steranko art & cover

Strange Tales v1 #167 nick fury shield comic book cover art by Jim Steranko
Jim Steranko
Strange Tales v1 #167 featuring Nick Fury & Doctor Strange, 1968 - As S.h.i.e.l.d. agents burst into his secret complex, the Yellow Claw flees to a hyper-dimensional realm (but not only of Nick Fury's reach). Optical effects abound in this Jim Steranko effort, suggesting advanced technologies (see interior page below). The patterns and textures nicely complement the artist's own intense drawings. An intricately designed two-page spread serves as the finale, but this is surpassed by the story's beginning. Four splashes in a row comprise a single panoramic scene. Magnificently detailed and composed, the image also includes all of Fury's supporting characters. Similarly, Steranko's flag-themed cover is considered a classic to many (compare this to Shield #2). Other artists in this issue include Dan Adkins. This is number 17 of 18 Strange Tales issues with Steranko art and/or covers.
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Steranko cover pencils and inks = ****
"Armageddon" Steranko story pencils (Joe Sinnott inks) 11 pages = *****


Strange Tales v1 #167 nick fury shield comic book page art by Jim Steranko
Jim Steranko

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