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July 5, 2013 9:03 PM   Subscribe

Jim Steranko is on Twitter. It is awesome
posted by Artw (28 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

 
How good a FPP is a single Twitter account really?

Reads last 40 minutes of tweets where a teen Steranko uses a WW1 bayonet grip as a knuckleduster to take out the leader of a rival gang.

Ok then. Pretty darn good it seems.
posted by Hartster at 9:25 PM on July 5, 2013 [7 favorites]


I know nothing about him. Looking at his Wikipedia entry, I'm thinking that he was an inspiration for The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay?
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 9:32 PM on July 5, 2013


Not sure about Kavalier & Clay - that's mainly influenced by a lot of the slightly earlier generation of comic book creators - Siegel and Shuster, Kirby and Simon etc. As a former escapologist, he was the inspiration for Mr Miracle.
posted by Hartster at 9:43 PM on July 5, 2013


Kavalier is largely based on Steranko, but there are others.
posted by Artw at 9:44 PM on July 5, 2013 [1 favorite]


Loved him when I was a pre-teen and teen. Dr. Strange, Nick Fury, etc. Badass comic artist he was.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:44 PM on July 5, 2013


Heh. But he looks just as, well... kinda corny as one might imagine!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:48 PM on July 5, 2013


I have never seen him not wearing a suit.
posted by Artw at 9:52 PM on July 5, 2013


Man, a lot of people are breaking the first rule of Steranko Twitter Club
posted by kittens for breakfast at 10:00 PM on July 5, 2013 [9 favorites]


I have never seen him not wearing a suit.

Oh, suits are cool. It's the turtleneck with suit (and the tinted shades and the do) that puts it into 1970s Playboy mansion territory.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 10:01 PM on July 5, 2013 [2 favorites]


It looks more like Las Vegas bookie territory.
posted by Brocktoon at 10:16 PM on July 5, 2013


Oh, suits are cool. It's the turtleneck with suit (and the tinted shades and the do) that puts it into 1970s Playboy mansion territory.

There's a story about the turtlenecks.

(It's in the twitters)
posted by Artw at 10:19 PM on July 5, 2013


Did I mention I offered Dan Buckley to return to Captain America with at least 24 books packed with all-new material–& format?

Please, just let him do it as his own series or as a graphic novel. I'd love to see his take on the current political climate, as well as what a (post?) modern Steranko Captain America looks like.
posted by doctor_negative at 10:22 PM on July 5, 2013 [1 favorite]


He was in a street gang called the Spartans. Asked about the time he manufactured a zip gun (homemade firearm) he replied "only made one--in highschool metal shop--but it ended one period of my life and started another. Don't know how much I can say."

I have to wonder how much of this is carnival sideshow hucksterism (he was a carnie for a while) but it's darned entertaining.
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 10:56 PM on July 5, 2013 [1 favorite]


Few years ago, I pitched my return to the comics form with my version of Batman & in an innovative new format to Dan DiDeo. He rejected it!

I totally read this as offering Batman in an innovative new format to Don DeLillo, and was beyond confused. Maybe an idea though?
posted by taz at 11:09 PM on July 5, 2013 [2 favorites]


Oh. My. God.

I may be showing my age, but this is truly Christmas in July.

(Hugging your ass, Artw.)
Guess I have to read Kavaier and Clay...
posted by djrock3k at 11:46 PM on July 5, 2013 [1 favorite]


Oh, suits are cool. It's the turtleneck with suit (and the tinted shades and the do) that puts it into 1970s Playboy mansion territory.

Be nice if he could turn down the volume on those fake teeth as well.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 1:43 AM on July 6, 2013


A young Jim Steranko, drawing on a boat, Steranko's part starts at 1:00
posted by SageLeVoid at 1:53 AM on July 6, 2013


The hair is real.
posted by Artw at 6:06 AM on July 6, 2013 [2 favorites]


Cool! Met him once in the late 70's. He signed my copies of History of the Comics. He had an amazingly attractive female companion with him.
posted by freakazoid at 6:57 AM on July 6, 2013


He has so much life.
SO MUCH LIFE.

I saw this yesterday and I was.... smacked. In. The. Gob.

And he can draw.

And he's not Neal Adams CrazyTM.
posted by Mezentian at 7:11 AM on July 7, 2013 [2 favorites]


If somebody better than DiDio were running DC, Steranko would already be working on a Mister Miracle series.
posted by kimota at 5:44 PM on July 7, 2013


Tonight he tells his Orson Welles story!
posted by Artw at 8:59 PM on July 7, 2013


Oh boy. He's telling quite the story right now.
posted by Artw at 7:00 PM on July 8, 2013


flapjax at midnite: "Oh, suits are cool. It's the turtleneck with suit (and the tinted shades and the do) that puts it into 1970s Playboy mansion territory."

You mean Ted Chaough territory.
posted by Chrysostom at 6:37 AM on July 9, 2013


Okay, now we're off counterfeiting and onto the time he slapped Bob Kane across the face.
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 2:19 PM on July 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


Man, had I known more about Steranko beyond his art while I was a kid he would've been what I would've wanted to be when I grew up. Fire-eating carny and escapist; suave artist and woman's man; hard-hitting boy gang member and ex-con; and somehow able to get away with 2 hours of sleep. Not to mention that every single sentence from his lips seems to end with an exclamation point!

He's a hoopy frood, if I've ever seen one. Don't go changing, Mr. S.
posted by ooga_booga at 4:50 PM on July 9, 2013 [1 favorite]




Tonight he talks about OUTLAND.
posted by Artw at 8:28 PM on July 17, 2013


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