Friday, May 8, 2015
In The Land Of The Inhumans!
There's no denying the raw power of the classic cover for Incredible Hulk King-Size Special #1 by Jim Steranko (with Hulk head adjustments by Marie Severin). It's one of the most iconic images ever produced by Mighty Marvel.
Here's the mighty original in its pure Steranko state.
But it was not the first cover for this awesome annual adventure. Above is the unused artwork (what's left of it) by Marie Severin and Syd Shores, the art team on the story itself. While not as memorable perhaps as the Steranko image, it's a solid cover nonetheless.
So solid in fact it was actually used by the Australian publisher Newton when they reprinted the story in 1975. It's neat to see the Severin and Shores image get its due in some small measure at least.