Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The Grooviest Covers of All Time #4

What can I say? Jim Steranko. Nick Fury. S.H.I.E.L.D.

Okay, I'll say a little more. Steranko was part of the revolution that helped create the Groovy Age. His art was like a rocket's blast. It caught everyone's attention, stimulated our imaginations, then disappeared all too quickly from view. When Steranko returned to Marvel (around 1972) he created a ton of wonderful covers and helped Stan Lee develop F.O.O.M. (For more on F.O.O.M., click here.)

Most folks remember Steranko's use of pop-art in his covers; those were truly awesome, and you'll be seeing some here, never fear! However, it's his iconic patriotic covers always slay Ol' Groove. This is one of his best!

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