Sunday, March 11, 2012

Rampaging Hulk #7 - Jim Starlin art & cover

Jim Starlin
Rampaging Hulk v1 #7, 1977 - Although not prominently displayed on the cover, the Man-Thing makes his only guest appearance in this title. An interesting study of contrasts, this issue showcases three different examples of Jim Starlin's work. His painted is more conservatively laid out and less interesting as a result. His inside front cover is more appealing due to its complexity, despite Ernie Chua's heavy inks. Finally, Starlin's backup story is surprisingly lengthy but overall pacing and layout seem erratic. In his text illustration on page 53, the main figure is poorly proportioned. These details and more suggest the story was drawn earlier than the publication date, before Starlin polished his style. Other artists in this issue include Keith Pollard and Jim Mooney. This number is 3 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 inside front cover pencils (Ernie Chua inks) = **
"Among the Great Divide" Starlin pencils (Bob Wiacek inks) 22 pages = **
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Jim Starlin
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1 comment:

  1. I agree. This looks like an earlier comics page by Starlin that might have been re-inked for black and white publication.

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