Friday, August 12, 2011

Stunned by Steranko: More Sensational Special Effects!

What it is, Groove-ophiles! One of the all-time most heralded posts here in Groove City is the Steranko Special Effects ditty I did waaaay back on June 10, 2010! I was looking back at that popular post and wondering why I never did a sequel. It was, after all, samples from Jim Steranko's Nick Fury strips from Strange Tales. Didn't Jaunty Jim do a few issues of Fury's own solo mag, too? What'samattawitchoo, Groove? Get busy, man! So Ol' Groove pulled up his scans of Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. (issues 1-3 and 5, March-May and July 1968) and got busy. The results? They're right here for ya, baby! Prepared to be Stunned by Steranko--again!








Ahhhhh, such ingenious use of black and white, color holds, Kirby Krackle--and a Spirograph, mayhaps? We all love that Steranko! Well, all of us except mebbe the engravers!

5 comments:

  1. Thanks for the great post! Your groovy blog is coolness itself!

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  2. I suggest you pick up the recent Daredevil#1 by Mark Waid, Paolo Rivera, and Marcos Martin. I think the art and effects do The Jaunty One proud.

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  3. We just finished our painting inspired by that "a malevolent figure..." panel, with lots of Kirby Krackle thrown on for awesomeness.

    Thanks for the inspiration, Groove!

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  4. ANYONE GOT ANY IDEA WHY JS BUT SO MANY SKULLS ON HIS COVERS?
    CHECK HIS MARVEL WORK - EVEN X-MEN 49 HAS 2 SKULLS.

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  5. I was just watching an episode or two of Agents of SHIELD. They credit Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Rightly so. However, it was Steranko that made SHIELD cool. It would be nice if he got a "coolness" credit. His SHIELD covers are the grooviest ever.

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