Wednesday, October 30, 2013
A look at muck monsters would not be complete without a shout out to one of the most original created by science fiction master Theodore Sturgeon. Marvel adapted the long short story "It" in its debut issue of Supernatural Thrillers which sported this iconic Jim Steranko cover.
The story was later reprinted in glorious black and white in an issue of Masters of Terror. The Steranko design was given a makeover by ace artist Gray Morrow. The Steranko rendition has more four-color punch, but the Morrow version has much more atmosphere.
Here is more on how this offbeat tale adapted by Roy Thomas, Marie Severin and Frank Giacoia fits into the larger Marvel mythology. And here is a look at some of Severin's and Giacoia's artwork up close.