Jim Steranko

Born Nov 5, 1938

James F. "Jim" Steranko is an American graphic artist, comic book writer/artist, historian, magician, publisher and film production illustrator. His most famous comic book work was with the 1960s superspy feature "Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. " in Marvel Comics' Strange Tales and in the subsequent eponymous series.… Read More

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1938 Birth Born on November 5, 1938.


1956 17 Years Old Steranko, whose first band, in 1956, was called The Lancers, did not perform under his own name, claiming he used pseudonyms to help protect himself from enemies. … Read More
1957 18 Years Old He initially entered the comics industry in 1957, not long out of high school, working for a short time inking pencil art by Vince Colletta and Matt Baker in Colletta's New York City studio before returning to Reading.


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In 1966, he landed assignments at Harvey Comics under editor Joe Simon, who as one writer described was "trying to create a line of super heroes within a publishing company that had specialized in anthropomorphic animals." … Read More


In a contemporaneous interview, conducted November 14, 1969, Steranko reflected on the tiff: … Read More
1970 31 Years Old In 1970 and 1972, Supergraphics published two tabloid-sized volumes entitled The Steranko History of Comics, a planned six-volume history of the American comics industry, though no subsequent volumes have appeared. … Read More
1972 33 Years Old Through Supergraphics he also published the magazine Comixscene, which premiered with a December 1972 cover date as a folded-tabloid periodical on stiff, non-glossy paper, reporting on the comics field. … Read More
1976 37 Years Old Steranko wrote, drew, and produced the illustrated novel Chandler: Red Tide in 1976, for Byron Preiss Visual Publications / Pyramid Books.


1981 42 Years Old Aside from occasional covers and pinup illustrations, he has rarely worked in comics since, although he did illustrate a serialized comics adaptation of the Peter Hyams 1981 sci-fi thriller Outland for Heavy Metal magazine. … Read More


1997 58 Years Old A 1997 attempt to negotiate Steranko's return to S.H.I.E.L.D. did not bear fruit.


2008 69 Years Old In 2008, he worked with Radical Comics, doing covers, character and logo designs for its Hercules: The Thracian Wars title and Ryder on the Storm.
2012 73 Years Old In 2012, he did poster art for RZG Comics and a variant cover for DC's Before Watchmen: Rorschach #1. … Read More
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