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STRANGE TALES (1951-76) #180
CGC NM+: 9.6
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SOLD ON:  Thursday, 12/16/2021 10:43 PM
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COMMENTS: ow/white pgs; tied for second highest!
Jim Starlin story, cvr/art; 1st app. of Gamora (6/75)
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ow/white pgs; tied for second highest!
Jim Starlin story, cvr/art; 1st app. of Gamora (6/75)
Cover art by Jim Starlin. "The Judgment!" script by Jim Starlin (as Sam Jiltirn), pencils by Jim Starlin, inks by Jim Starlin (as J.L. Minirats) and Alan Weiss; While battling a couple of the Black Knights the Soul Gem almost takes control again and Warlock decides that he must destroy it, however as he takes it off Warlock collapses and realizes that he can no longer exist without the Gem as it has been sucking out Warlock's Soul in the last three Years thus becoming his life force; The Matriarch wants to make a Slave out of Warlock now instead of killing him; After trying to remove the Gem Warlock is invited by the Matriarch to the Sacred Palace, an obvious trap, but since she claims, that she knew that the gem would become a danger even to Warlock himself, Warlock decides to accept the invitation and ditches; Pip First appearance of Gamora. Spider-Man stars in a one-page Hostess ad, "The Trap."

Artist Information

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.