COMMENTS: pg. 2. by Jim Starlin & Dave Cockrum. Features Black Panther, Iron Man, Scarlet Witch and Hawkeye caught in an anti-gravity field. 11" x 17"
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Marvel Japan Collection
pg. 2. by Jim Starlin & Dave Cockrum. Features Black Panther, Iron Man, Scarlet Witch and Hawkeye caught in an anti-gravity field. 11" x 17"
Marvel Japan CollectionIssue #107 of the Avengers is titled "The Master Plan of the Space Phantom" and on this compelling Jim Starlin page the titular villain plots the fate of four captive Avengers with fellow baddie the Grim Reaper. As the Scarlet Witch, Black Panther, Iron Man and Hawkeye stand there helplessly the duo of villains get to chew the scenery, and chew they do, engaging in the sort of banter that only exists in the pages of comics like this one.
Jim Starlin's pencils and Dave Cockrum's inks tell the story with the practiced ease of two veteran talents who are fully in control of their medium, employing dramatic angles and detailed close-ups these two masters of comic art work in unison to create a wonderful page, stuffed with popular heroes, that is guaranteed to be a popular piece of comic art for all those Earth's Mightiest Heroes fans out there.
David Emmett Cockrum was an American comics artist known for his co-creation of the new X-Men characters Nightcrawler, Storm, and Colossus as well as the antiheroine Black Cat. Cockrum was a prolific and inventive costume designer who updated the uniforms of the Legion of Super-Heroes. He did the same for the new X-Men and many of their antagonists in the 1970s and early 1980s.
After leaving the Navy as a photographer Jim Starlin began his career in comic books where he enjoyed success as both a writer and artist. Starlin credits legendary artists Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko as major influences to his illustration style which is apparent in his early works. For over 40 years hes been known for his space opera-esque stories where he created popular characters such as Thanos, Drax and Gamora. His most notable works include Iron Man Adam Warlock and the Infinity Gauntlet.