Tag Jim Steranko

Cannonball !!!!!

Making a Splash has been a great exercise, it was fun and I learned a lot. I’d say the biggest surprise for me was the sheer power of Jack Kirby, I mean I knew it already but I just didn’t…

Week 50: Gah!

I can’t believe it’s Week 50 already, I think I’m going to try to do a year end Favorite 25 Splash Pages, its going to be tough to pick because there have been so many great ones. I’m still working…

Week 49: Back it Up

This week its all stuff I found in the pile destined for our eBay auctions, hopefully, a few of these will be “first time on the net” pics. Let me know which ones you liked best. I really like the…

Top 10 Marvel Covers of the 1960s

Silver Age Marvel Comics may be the most collected comics in all of collectingdom. I’m sure we all have our favourite covers from this all-important era. In this post, I’ll give you my top ten. In all honesty, I’m happy…

Week 23: Sister Morphine

I’m really enjoying this dive into splash pages but again I want to say that I’m not keeping records of what I’ve posted to date so I may double dip, please let me know when I do and I’ll throw…

Week 3: Steranko Squared

Grading comics allowed for the large and vibrant vintage comic market to expand exponentially. Gone was the worry of missing pages, of undetected restoration, of missed cropping and of buying over graded books. All this had come at a cost…

Covered 365: Day 167

Strange Tales #167, Marvel Comics, April 1968. Artist: Jim Steranko. Easy pick today, Jim Steranko has all the patriots leaning left (at least from our perspective) on the cover of Strange Tales #167, a great cover and a worthy bow out…

Covered 365: Day 165

Wonder Woman #165 (1987 Series), DC Comics, February 2001. Artist: Adam Hughes. I thought Day 165 was a weak one, luckily we had Adam Hughes step up with what I think is one of his finest covers. Note how the…

Covered 365: Day 111

Captain America #111, Marvel Comics, March 1969 – Artist: Jim Steranko. Poster art at its finest, this cover is so in the zone and of the time, its great stuff from Mr. Steranko. That Unexpected #110 was a nice surprise…

The Society Of Illustrators

On my trip to New York, New York earlier this month I had the chance to visit the Society Of Illustrators and see two exhibits. The Art of The Avengers and Other Heroes and Tales from the Crypt: The Revolutionary Art…

Undervalued Spotlight #400

Superman #400, DC Comics, October 1984. Well, here we are at Undervalued Spotlight #400. I think this is a great time to thank you all for your continued support and thoughtful comments. Your comments, whether in the shop, at comic…

Undervalued Spotlight #389

Nick Fury Agent of SHIELD #2, Marvel Comics, July 1968. Remember the old comic book axiom to always sell off your movie related comics before the movie hits. Well Fantastic Four #52 is proving this wrong with strong after film…

Web Arted #283

A gathering of wonderful art spotted by yours truly these last few days: Kirby, Royer, Buscema, Roussos, Raymond, Windsor-Smith, Steranko.

Of Inks and Jesters

When Gene Colan took over from John Romita in issue 20 of Daredevil he defined the look and style of Daredevil for the next two decades. Over that period of time he had a few different inkers, but early on it…

Best Of 2014, So Says Me

Now that 2014 is over I can post my list of the five best comics I read last year. This list is selected from my own reading and is completely biased, since it's limited to the sixty-seven collected editions, reprints and graphic novels I read and therefore based solely on my personal tastes.