Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Marvel Preview #11 / Star-Lord - John Byrne, Jim Starlin art

Marvel Preview v1 #11 presents Star-Lord, 1977 - Jim Starlin's portrait of the galactic hero (inside front cover) has a triumphant and iconic quality to it. John Byrne takes this further in his main feature story. Thirty plus pages of exceptional drawings are accompanied by varying page layouts and precise pacing. Byrne's opening splash is both dramatic and beautiful in its symmetry. His following two-page spread gives a wide panoramic view of a remote alien landscape. The entire story is a stunning showcase of the artist's talent, further enhanced by the inks of Terry Austin. This story was first reprinted in color in Star Lord special edition #1. Other artists in this issue include Ken Barr (cover loosely based on a Byrne interior panel). This is number 1 of 1 Marvel Preview issues with Byrne art and/or covers and number 2 of 4 Marvel Preview issues with Starlin art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Byrne, Starlin or Marvel Preview issues. See also this blog's Byrne checklist, Starlin checklist or Top 10 Starlin comics.
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Starlin inside front cover pencils and inks (black and white) = ***
" Byrne story pencils (Terry Austin inks) 31 pages (black and white) = *****
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Jim Starlin

John Byrne
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More Byrne posts:
Avengers #184
Marvel Team-Up #55
Captain America #251

More Starlin posts:
Captain Marvel #49
Captain Marvel #33 marvel 1970s bronze age comic book cover art by Jim Starlin
Captain Marvel #33
Warlock v1 #14 marvel 1970s bronze age comic book cover art by Jim Starlin
Warlock #14

1 comment:

  1. Possibly the finest Marvel comic ever. Definitely the best Marvel b&w effort.

    Came "this close" to being the subject of my 1000th post.