Saturday, July 23, 2016

Jonah Hex #12 - Jim Starlin cover

Jonah Hex v1 #12
Jim Starlin
Jonah Hex v1 #12, 1978 - Known mostly for superhero comics, this is among the few Jim Starlin western covers (see also Weird Western Tales #44 and #45). The composition is unusually dynamic for the genre and the figures posed a little too heroically. Still, other artistic details are appropriate and even praiseworthy. I especially like how Jonah's head conveniently falls into shadow, allowing for some dramatic backlighting. This is number 1 of 1 Jonah Hex issues with Starlin art and/or covers.
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Starlin cover pencils and inks = ***

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