The Sundry Times

Concentric circles, perspective-plane diagrams, and other geometric trickery conspired to make Nick Fury Marvel’s most psychedelic comic since Ditko’s Doctor Strange. Steranko reached back to Will Eisner’s Spirit and Johnny Craig’s EC horror comics for inspiration, and the futurist bent of the series allowed for high-tech toys on every page, rendered in the intensively elaborate Kirby style. […] There were nods to Salvador Dali, Eadweard Muybridge, Richard Avedon, and the films of Robert Siodmak and Michael Curtiz, and contemporary commercial artists like Richard M. Powers and Bob Peak. It was Positively Postmodernism, in the Merry Marvel Way.
—“Marvel: The Untold Story” by Sean Howe, p. 185

[Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD drawn by Jim Steranko, #s 2-9, 1968-1969.]

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    but can we talk about jim steranko’s former life as an escape artist and hottie about town
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  13. mooseman13579 said: Someone was really giving Steranko the GOOD drugs.