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Nick Fury: Who Is Scorpio? Paperback – February, 2001

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Marvel Comics; 1st edition (February 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785107665
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785107668
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 6.6 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,885,206 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
The printing quality of this book is so bad it's scary. Muddy black lines, poorly registered colors, colors not even matching from the original books, what a shame. Steranko's so p.o.'ed over the printing job, he's threatened to spit on anybody who asks him to autograph this book. Jeez!
That said, there's nothing else like this kind of comic art or storytelling. The artwork, once you get past the bad printing, is breathtaking. Steranko's art and layouts are some of the most offbeat since Will Eisner in his heyday. Swingin' Stan Lee gave Steranko a wide berth to create with, and the results are nothing short of legendary. If you're a big fan of Mario Bava's "Diabolik" you'll love this book. It has the same amazing Pop/OP Art damage as that wild movie.
After Steranko left Fury he drew both Capt. America and the X-Men, and needless to say, those particular issues were mind-blowers as well. Marvel should compile all those particular issues in one big book. Just ask them to print it better so Jim won't have to spit on anybody.
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Format: Paperback
Jim Steranko produced four of my favourite comic books back in 1968. These comics had great stories, great detailed art, superlative colour, imaginative layouts and mind-bending covers...some of best ever done in comics. This book reprints those four comics...the stories and layouts are still intact...but the colours have been changed and lazily applied, the line detail is gone, and the covers have been trashed almost beyond recognition.
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This book collects the Jim Steranko written and drawn stories from the first Nick Fury series in Issues 1-3 and 5.

While it may look like this is a Scorpio themed book, Scorpio only appears in the first and last issues in the book. The other two issues include fighting a megalomaniac of the month and then Nick Fury deal with (of all things) a haunted castle.

The stories are not great. In some ways, this book's stories are a step down from the Nick Fury tales in Strange Tales which were usually 3-4 half issues long to resolve an arch. Here, limited to one issue per story, the plots are weaker. In addition, Fury lacks much of the wise-cracking form that was so endearing in early books. That's not to say they're bad, but they're merely average in terms of story.

This is a book to read for the art and that art moves this book from 3 stars to 4 stars. Each page is a showcase as Steranko tries unusual art motifs, odd coloring, and spectacular full page splashes to tell the stories. The crazy stylized art makes this book worth reading but readers expecting some complex plot involve Scorpio should forget about it. Rather, you get 4 average spy stories with far above average art.
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