SOLD ON: Monday, 12/04/2017 3:25 PM
COMMENTS: Pg. 15; Jim Starlin pencils, Terry Austin inks; image size 10.5 x 15.75"
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Pg. 15; Jim Starlin pencils, Terry Austin inks; image size 10.5 x 15.75"
Terry Austin is an American comic book artist/writer who's mainly known for his hugely influential inking work and collaborations with artist John Byrne on Marvel's Uncanny X-Men. Austin came to prominence in 1976–1977, inking Marshall Rogers' pencils on a celebrated run of Batman stories for DC Comics' Detective Comics, shortly after he would team with Byrne on X-Men forging a collaboration that would last for years. In the years that followed Austin would work on a number of titles with an assortment of pencillers, including Doctor Strange (over Paul Smith and Dan Green pencils), Justice League (over Kevin Maguire) and Green Lantern (over Darryl Banks) among many others. Austin is also known for being a huge admirer of E.C. Segar's Popeye and would sneak his characters into the backgrounds of stories he worked whenever possible.
After leaving the Navy as a photographer Jim Starlin began his career in comic books where he enjoyed success as both a writer and artist. Starlin credits legendary artists Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko as major influences to his illustration style which is apparent in his early works. For over 40 years hes been known for his space opera-esque stories where he created popular characters such as Thanos, Drax and Gamora. His most notable works include Iron Man Adam Warlock and the Infinity Gauntlet.