This time we look at some sweet Barry Windsor smith art
I discovered Daredevil with this issue. I can’t imagine a better time to learn about Matt Murdoch. This was at Frank Miller’s strongest time with the character. The art was fantastic with imaginative storytelling and fantastic action. This cover epitomizes this era. The composition is strong and active. The colors are simple. The character is in shadow, intensifying the danger around him. And ninjas.
Jim Steranko is an artist I respect but never sought out. Typically I like the man more than his art, but respect his influence of the field.
I’m not sure what is going on with iceman’s arm or Marvel Girl’s wonky features. I love how powerful Polaris is and the crazy Kirby Crackle spewing forth. The color is wonderful, adding strength.
This was the first X-Men comic I ever purchased. It was at a 7-eleven on the road to Busch gardens. I knew nothing of these characters. After this, I began collecting comics seriously. I needed more. It lead to comic shops, conventions, drawing seriously, and much more. All from the issue after the key issue of phoenix’s death.
I don’t feel nostalgia for it. This cover is always living in my mind. John Byrne would quickly become an emulated favorite artist.
The colors are the big thing for me. The layout and design are interesting. There is a story being told. And look at all the characters. A lot of body language, especially with Xavier and colossus.