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Avengers #135 - Jim Starlin cover

Avengers v1 #135 marvel comic book cover art by Jim Starlin
Jim Starlin
Avengers v1 #135, 1975 - Jim Starlin's sharply designed cover portrays a battle between the Vision and Ultron-5. Detailed and textural, his effort is partially marred by the large imposing faces by John Romita. Thor, Iron Man and Mantis seem hastily added, perhaps to reinforce the idea of a "team" book. While Romita is a capable artist, having Starlin make the modifications would have been more consistent. Other artists in this issue include George Tuska and Frank Chiaramonte. This is number 3 of 3 Avengers issues with Starlin art and/or covers.
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Starlin partial cover pencils and inks = ***

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  1. Romita did that a lot - you might remember the famous Starlin CAPTAIN MARVEL cover where Romita redrew Cap's face. It was a bizarre way to art direct some of those covers, although he claimed a lot of it was because of requests from Roy and Stan.

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