A Mint condition First Printing of the Steranko Artist's Edition--in the publisher's shrinkwrap and inside the As New cardboard shipping box. This First Printing had a red cover; the second printing had a black cover. Both editiions are out of print.
In the mid-1960s, Jim Steranko burst into the Marvel Age of comics in a BIG way, and the innovative, cinematic techniques he introduced in his brief tenure at The House of Ideas stand to this day as a high-water mark in the history of graphic storytelling. More than any other series, Steranko is most associated with Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
This Artist's Edition collects the first 12 stories of Steranko's run, from Strange Tales #151 & #162, as well as all his covers from these issues. Additionally, there are a select number of extras presented. And, as usual, nearly all the pages have been scanned from the original art, from Steranko's private archives.
NOTE: In an Artist's Edition first, Steranko has personally designed this book! Additional script by Stan Lee and Roy Thomas. Additional Layouts by Jack Kirby.
Brought to you by the same team responsible for the Eisner Award-winning Dave Stevens' The Rocketeer: Artist's Edition and Wally Wood's EC Stories: Artist's Edition.
AN ARTIST'S EDITION PRESENTS COMPLETE STORIES WITH EACH PAGE SCANNED FROM THE ACTUAL ORIGINAL ART. While appearing to be in black and white, each page was scanned in color to mimic as closely as possible the experience of viewing the actual original art -- for instance, corrections, blue pencils, paste-overs, all the little nuances that make original art unique. Each page is printed the same size as drawn, and the paper selected is as close as possible to the original art board.