Tuesday, June 30, 2009
THE PRICE by JIM STARLIN
THE HYPE-UP: Totally weird magazine size 48 page feat of comic book pretentiousness that somehow "works". Lots of photo-referencing and super stylized staging but so what? LOOK at those Steranko-like compositions and crazy transitions. More of a Steranko-head than even Marshall Rogers, Starlin was the king of "adult" comics back in the 70s. And then...? What happened? This happened. He over-reached and produced this mess of a book. But what a mess! A trainwreck masterpiece. This is it. Where the magic went to die in 1981. Worth it for the front and back covers alone.
Posted by Frank Santoro at 4:30 AM