(March 1998)

Vanguard Productions, 1993 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
4.00 USD; 5.50 CAD
Pages:
40
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Vanguard Studio Productions
Barcode:
07447093301481
Editing:
J. David Spurlock
Color:
Color Covers; Mostly Black & White interior
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age US Size
Binding:
Saddle-stitched (#1-13, 15); Squarebound (#14)
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This book is subtitled "Special Edition, Steranko: Graphic Prince of Darkness 2." Some information for this issue from Error Report #2835, from J. David Spurlock.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jim Steranko
Inks:
J. David Spurlock
Colors:
?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 3 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Jim Steranko (painting)
Inks:
Jim Steranko (painting)
Colors:
Jim Steranko (painting)
Letters:
Jim Steranko (painting)

Characters:
The Shadow

Indexer Notes

Three illustrations. The first two comprise the front and back of the front cover flap: the "Tower of Shadows #1" rejected cover and an illustration featuring The Shadow. The last one is a fantasy illustration featuring a kneeling nude woman with spikes coming out of her ankles, knees, hips and elbows.

Steranko: Graphic Prince of Darkness (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
J. David Spurlock; Peter DePree
Pencils:
Jim Steranko
Inks:
Jim Steranko
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Analysis of Steranko's work.

Lethal (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Steranko
Pencils:
Jim Steranko
Inks:
Jim Steranko
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Captain America; The Vision; Nick Fury; Hawkeye; Iron Man; Black Panther; Thor

Indexer Notes

Steranko talks about the time he walked into a biker bar and escaped after being harassed by the occupants. Accompanying the article is a small size reprint of the Captain America #113 cover and a full page reprint of the rejected original cover of that issue.

Beat (Table of Contents)

text article / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Steranko
Pencils:
Jim Steranko
Inks:
Jim Steranko
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Steranko talks about how he got into music as a teen and how that grew into becoming a professional musician. He also relates a few stories revolving around the women he met in clubs. Seven drawings of females accompany the text.

Breakdown (Table of Contents)

text article / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
J. David Spurlock
Pencils:
Jim Steranko
Inks:
Jim Steranko
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Karstone

Indexer Notes

An in-depth look at the "At the Stroke of Midnight!" story, detailing how it came to be and Steranko's conflicts with Stan Lee. Pages three and four from Steranko's unpublished "Dante's Inferno" story comes after the text. Also includes page two from Tower of Shadows #1 in 1/4 page size.

Enigma (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Steranko
Pencils:
Jim Steranko
Inks:
Jim Steranko
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Jim Steranko (photo)

Indexer Notes

Steranko details what it took to pull off a stunt involving his being chained inside a descending elevator. Also included is a small photo of Steranko chained on his knees and a small-size image of the cover to Mister Miracle #1.

Shadowed (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Steranko
Pencils:
Jim Steranko
Inks:
Jim Steranko
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
The Shadow
Synopsis:
Steranko recalls his induction into The Witch Doctors, a club of writers and magicians. He also relates a card trick he played on Orson Welles.

Hard Boiled (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
J. David Spurlock
Pencils:
Jim Steranko
Inks:
Jim Steranko
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Chandler
Synopsis:
A look at the "Chandler: Red Tide" book. Six images from the book accompany the text.

Slashed (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Steranko
Pencils:
Jim Steranko
Inks:
Jim Steranko
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
El Borak; Indiana Jones
Synopsis:
Steranko talks about his musicians days, including a story about how playing the standard "Come Back to Sorrento" often resulted in aggressive behavior among certain audience members. Four illustrations accompany the text.

Bloodlust (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Steranko
Pencils:
Jim Steranko
Inks:
Jim Steranko
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
A look at Steranko's preproduction work on Francis Ford Coppola's Dracula movie. Includes several pages of storyboards.

Jigsaw (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
J. David Spurlock
Pencils:
Jim Steranko
Inks:
Jim Steranko
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
The story details Steranko's interest in games and puzzles and how he exhibited this in his career.

Execution (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Steranko
Pencils:
Jim Steranko
Inks:
Jim Steranko
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Steranko tells a story of being knocked unconscious, kidnapped and nearly killed by a group of thugs.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
J. David Spurlock
Pencils:
Jim Steranko
Inks:
Jim Steranko
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Sixteen small drawings from Steranko's "Theatre of Concepts" and a brief update on his current projects.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 3 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Jim Steranko (painting)
Inks:
Jim Steranko (painting)
Colors:
Jim Steranko (painting)

Characters:
Nick Fury; Valentina Allegra de Fontaine
Synopsis:
Three separate paintings- one of Nick Fury and his cast of characters and two non-Marvel fantasy paintings

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Steranko (photo)
Synopsis:
Close up photo of the young Steranko.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Steranko: Graphic Prince of Darkness
  4. 3. Lethal
  5. 4. Beat
  6. 5. Breakdown
  7. 6. Enigma
  8. 7. Shadowed
  9. 8. Hard Boiled
  10. 9. Slashed
  11. 10. Bloodlust
  12. 11. Jigsaw
  13. 12. Execution
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
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