|Jim Steranko began as a Jack Kirby copycat and quickly evolved his own bold, design-centred style of comics art. His classic runs on SHIELD, Captain America and X-Men are a gold standard in the business.
|Long after he stopped doing comic strip work on a regular basis, Steranko continued to do covers, mainly for Marvel, but occasionally for other publishers. His body of work is a text book on how it should be done.
|Though he would usually be inked by others on his interior art, his covers were, more often than not designed, pencilled, inked and coloured by Steranko, so you're getting the undiluted real deal.
|Captain America 110 (1969)
How can you not love this cover? Everything combines - the savagery of the Hulk, the kid sidekick in peril, the helpless of the hero too far away to help, the dramatic lighting - to add up to a fantastically effective cover.
|Hulk Special 1 (1968)
A truly terrific symbolic cover. It's one of the best depictions of the Hulk ever - so why Marvel felt it necessary to paste a Hulk face drawn by nice, safe Marie Severin over Steranko's art remains a mystery.
|X-Men 50 (1969)
Legend has it that Marvel Editor Stan Lee once rejected a green cover, so the staff all told each other that Stan didn't like green covers. Fortunately, he didn't reject this great example of a green cover working just fine ...
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