Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Bad Luck Wind Been Blowing On My Back

I like Samuel L. Jackson but, somehow, I just don't think he's really right. Still - beats the hell out of pretty boy David Hasselhoff.
Anyway, this 2 page spread was fairly typical of Jim Steranko's breakthrough work around 1967.
In this scene a group of politicians, military brass & other representatives of military industrial complex gather to see a LMD (Life Model Decoy) go through the paces in a S.H.I.E.L.D. equivalent of a "Danger Room" but, of course, the LMD is actually Colonel Nick Fury who has had his vocal cords paralyzed so he can impersonate an LMD whose purpose is to impersonate people and.....

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