Jim Steranko comic
The digest-sized book combines typeset text with two same-sized illustrations per page, utilizing no word balloons or other traditional comics text conventions. A hard-boiled detective novel in the film noir style, its protagonist is a private detective named Chandler (an homage to author Raymond Chandler) who is hired by a man who claims to have been poisoned by the same people responsible for a notorious gangland slaying. As Chandler tracks down witnesses, each begins to turn up dead.
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Collects Strange Tales (1951) #151-168, Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. (1968) #1-3 & 5.Rarely before and rarely since has comics seen a talent as innovative as Jim Steranko. Blending together influences from Pop Art to Salvador Dali and Will Eisner to Wally Wood, Steranko's boundary-breaking style is an incomparable visual language that continues influence and inspire storytellers decades later. Now, for the first time ever, Marvel is proud to offer the complete Steranko Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Marvel horror series from the 1970's! The series continues as Creatures on the Loose from issue 10 and on. Tower of Shadows had one Tower Of Shadows King Size Special that was published a year after the series was renamed.
There are also side stories taking place in Las Vegas about a comedian named Flip Mason who has a gambling addiction and owes money to a gangster named Minton Hackett who in turn is apparently going big time in the criminal world. There is also a car race scene showing a driver with a familiar scorpion emblem on his wrist.