JIM STERANKO is one of the most controversial figures in pop culture, with a dozen successful careers to his credit: author, illustrator, magician, designer, musician, escape artist, historian. He is cited as one of the prime architects of Marvel Comics, for which he generated 150 original storytelling innovations that changed the direction of the medium. WIZARD magazine credited Steranko as the 5th Most Influential Artist in Comics’ History.
He has painted a multitude of movie posters, record albums, and book covers; and in 1975, created RED TIDE, the First Modern Graphic Novel. As the editor-publisher of the international newsstand entertainment magazine PREVUE, he conducted hundreds of superstar interviews and penned more than three million words. His two volumes of THE HISTORY OF COMICS have sold more than 100,000 copies each.
As a filmmaker, he collaborated with Steven Spielberg, George Lucas—for whom he created the look of Indiana Jones—and Francis Ford Coppola on some of their most popular films. He has shown his work at more than 300 exhibitions worldwide, including at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC and the Louvre in Paris. His SHIELD TV reviews for THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER occasionally elicited more hits than any other feature; he shook up Twitter with his innovative TNT technique; and is currently prepping AN EVENING WITH STERANKO for live theatrical venues across the country.
His recent CAPTAIN AMERICA covers topped Marvel sales charts (four yet to come), the Steranko IDW ARTIST’S EDITION sold out before publication (and won an Eisner Award), and the new OVERSTREET PRICE GUIDE (with his Batman cover) had record-breaking sales at its debut last week. And he's still the best-dressed man in comics.
Nick Fury Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.