Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Rampaging Hulk #5 - Jim Starlin cover

Jim Starlin
Rampaging Hulk v1 #5, 1977 - Jim Starlin's cover is nicely painted overall, but the Hulk's large cartoon-like face takes some adjusting to. The monster glares at the regal Sub-mariner, standing amidst crashing waves that are meticulously rendered. This finely illustrated area helps offset the otherwise stark image. Starlin's composition is deceptively simple but well executed. Other artists in this issue include Keith Pollard, Alfredo Alcala, Val Mayerik and Bob Wiacek. This is number 2 of 3 Rampaging Hulk issues with Starlin art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Starlin or Rampaging Hulk issues. See also this blog's Starlin checklist or Top 10 Starlin comics.
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Starlin painted cover = ***
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2 comments:

  1. What was the continuity with Rampaging Hulk? Marvel retconned away all the stories, saying they never happened?

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  2. I think you're right. Read the editorial direction section here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rampaging_Hulk

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