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James F. "Jim" Steranko will turn 80 on November 5th. Although he did not produce mass quantities of material for comics like numerous other artists, the work he did in comics was and is something wonderful to behold. It seems like most of his covers are now considered to be classics, and they are sought out by many collectors. And if you ever get a chance to meet him at a convention, it is well worth your time and effort.

I am creating this thread as an appreciation for his work. I just finished completing a run of Nick Fury #1-7 that features his work on each and every cover (and the interior artwork on several issues also) and I am going to post my scans of those issues here. Feel free to add scans of all your Steranko titles and artwork too. Since his body of work was pretty small, there are bound to be duplicates, but the more the merrier! Thank you, Jim Steranko, for being an innovator to the medium that we all love.
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So let's see what you have - comics, magazines, original art, etc.
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@esaravo Incredible books!!! Steranko is a legend! He stands shoulder to should with the giants of the industry. He's a genius!
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@esaravo brother I am jealous of your run. Steranko is one of the few aspects of this hobby which still interests me anymore. One day I hope to put together a run similar to yours. Here is my favorite Steranko item I own.

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Had the opportunity to have one of those diners with Mr. Steranko 2 yrs ago - would jump at the chance again if he came to a con near me once more!!!

This time round I have a little more set aside and would spring for some original art!





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Even the man's SIGNATURE is artistic. Just an incredible talent.
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Happy Birthday, JS!








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Happy birthday, Jim!

I've been chasing a high-grade copy of this issue and Steranko cover for a while - I'd probably trade the proverbial farm if anyone had one available... (wink wink, nudge nudge)



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All great covers, but that Nick Fury cover run is iconic!
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After many years, I'm happy to have.
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Met Mr. Steranko August 24th at the Keystone Comic Con. The ultimate gentleman. Spent 40 minutes chatting with me and shared a story of slapping Bob Kane in the face in response to Kane belittling him.
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...and the greatest hair in all of comicdom!!
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Happy Birthday Jim! See you at California Comic Convention in January so you can sign my X-men 50.
(notice how I delusionaly posted this as if Jim Steranko is actually going to read it)



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...and the greatest hair in all of comicdom!!


He is a super guy to talk to, but that hair makes me think of...

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Bender?


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Looks naked without his signature.
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@drchaos, that's the plan
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Steranko is a magician....or was...and he's the Elvis of comics!
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@esaravo ha!!!
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@GAC - At Marvel, I believe Jim Steranko started out inking Jack Kirby’s work. Kirby found out that Jim had many interesting previous occupations, including working as a magician and escape artist. Years later when working for DC, Kirby used Steranko as inspiration for a new character he named Mister Miracle. Pretty cool.
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