Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Fear #12 / Man-Thing - Jim Starlin art & cover

Jim Starlin
(Adventure into) Fear v1 #12 with the Man-Thing, 1972 - A white policeman hunts down a black fugitive in this racially charged story. Known primarily for his super-hero work, Jim Starlin uses the same sense of innovative design and pacing. In addition to two full page splashes, Starlin juxtaposes two powerfully emotive faces in direct contrast to one another (see interior page below). Rich Buckler's inks also add a gritty intensity to the scenes. Unfortunately, the cover fails to match up to the intensity of the interior pages. This is number 1 of 1 Fear issues with Starlin art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Starlin, Fear or Man-Thing issues. See also this blog's Starlin checklist or Top 10 Starlin comics.
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Starlin cover pencils (Rich Buckler inks) = **
"No Choice of Colors" Starlin story pencils (Rich Buckler inks) 15 pages = ****
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Jim Starlin
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More Starlin posts:
Amaz. Spider-man #187
New Gods #17
Captain Marvel #34 marvel 1970s bronze age comic book cover art by Jim Starlin
Captain Marvel #34

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