House of Mystery #281 - Jim Starlin cover

Jim Starlin
House of Mystery v1 #281, 1978 - While inconsistent with the interior story, Jim Starlin's cover is strikingly drawn. The worm's-eye view is twisted just enough to include the viewer in the crowd of spectators. The red circle in the background is purely a graphic device calling more attention to the two combatants. The clever insertion of Cain, the series host, as referee is a nice touch. Starlin inks his own pencils with superb results. Other artists in this issue include Frank Redondo, Romeo Tanghal and Joe Magpelo. This is number 2 of 3 House of Mystery issues with Starlin art and/or covers.
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Starlin cover pencils and inks = ***

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  1. I like how this cover eviokes to Neal Adams-drawn cover to "Superman vs. Muhammed Ali."

  2. I can see that now. Thanks for your insight.