Saturday, August 11, 2012

DC Comics Presents #27 - Jim Starlin art & cover


DC Comics Presents v1 #27, 1980 - The alien conquerer Mongul (in the mold of Marvel's Thanos) makes his debut, challenging both Superman and the Martian Manhunter. As in the previous issue, Jim Starlin's pencils buckle under the weight of crudely applied inks. Credited to "Quickdraw" (most likely Steve Mitchell), the resulting figures are angular and unappealing. Starlin's cover displays greater depth and modeling. A short Congorilla tale accompanies the main feature. Other artists in this issue include Romeo Tanghal/Frank Chiarmonte. This is number 2 of 7 DC Comics Presents issues with Starlin art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Starlin or DC Comics Presents issues. See also this blog's Starlin checklist or Top 10 Starlin comics.
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Starlin cover pencils and inks = ***
"The Key That Unlocked Chaos" Starlin story pencils (Steve Mitchell? inks) 17 pages = **
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