Saturday, 21 November 2009

Steranko Saturdays: Marvel Comics Index to the FF

Today's illustration is the cover to issue 4 of George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index. This was an ambitious series that aimed to catalogue all the Marvel superhero stories from FF no. 1 up to the time of publication ( 1976 / 7 ) - a major reference tool in those pre-internet days. So, effectively a lower-budget precursor to the Gerber Photo-Journals of the early '90s. ( Steranko also did the cover of the Captain America issue, to be posted at a later date. )

Steranko here tackles Marvel's First Family, in his best Pop Art style ( if somewhat dated in the '70s ) with some lovely colour work and eye-catching design. I'd personally like to see The Thing in a bit more detail, something Mr. S managed on the cover of FF no. 130 - yep, another future post.....


5 comments:

Mark said...

I've never seen that image before, very pulpy.

cerebus660 said...

It's cool, isn't it?


Well, when I say cool, Sue certainly looks cold in that pic :-)

Matthew K. said...

Likewise, never seen it. You can hardly see ol Ben. Why's he hidden in the shadows? BTW- Thanks for the Scarlett pic. Lovely.

cerebus660 said...

No problem, Matthew. Glad to spread a little happiness :-)

Mark said...

Always reckoned the Steranko-ness of the FANTASTIC FOUR #130 cover gets somwhat sublimated behind the Sinnott-ness of it.

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