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Old 09-24-2013, 06:08 PM   #1
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Steranko reviews SHIELD!

Man, is THIS gonna be made of awesome! Jim Steranko, the man who invented Nick Fury & SHIELD as we know them*, will be reviewing each week's episode for The Hollywood Reporter!

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hea...teranko-635504

He's led a pretty incredible life. And he'll be the first to tell you that!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Steranko

* Yes, I know, Stan Lee & Jack Kirby created both the character and the organization. But Steranko took over the book fairly early, and turned it into something cool.
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:28 PM   #2
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I'm surprised that the Hollywood Reporter even knows who Steranko is.
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Old 09-25-2013, 07:50 AM   #3
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I used to love Steranko's work. I've still got a book he wrote about the history of comics.

I wonder if anyone realizes they changed the definition of the acronym SHIELD from the original? It currently stands for

Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division.

The original acronym was:

Supreme Headquarters, International Espionage, Law-Enforcement Division.

I stopped reading comics quite some time ago and didn't realize that they changed it again back in 1991 to

Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistics Directorate.

I can only assume that they've finally locked it in now that it's on TV and in the movies.
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Old 09-25-2013, 12:59 PM   #4
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I subscribed to Jim's "Comixscene" back in the day until he changed it to "Mediascene," but I didn't keep up with it when it became "Prevue." And I and had both of his "History of Comics" books. Don't have them anymore, unfortunately.

His best work was "Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD," but I vividly remember his work on two issues of "Uncanny X-Men," as well.

And they really can't call Jim the "creator" of SHIELD. That honor belongs to Jack Kirby and Stan Lee.
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Old 09-25-2013, 03:16 PM   #5
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I wonder if anyone realizes they changed the definition of the acronym SHIELD from the original?
Yes, quite a few of us do. They even made a bit of humor out of that in the various movies building up to Avengers where people were trying to figure out what it stood for.
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Old 09-26-2013, 06:27 AM   #6
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And they really can't call Jim the "creator" of SHIELD. That honor belongs to Jack Kirby and Stan Lee.
I think the article did give that credit to Jack Kirby and Stan Lee. The opening credits to the show gives them both credit as well.
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Old 09-26-2013, 07:12 AM   #7
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Anybody read the first recap? Jim doesn't pull any punches!
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Old 09-26-2013, 07:28 AM   #8
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Anybody read the first recap? Jim doesn't pull any punches!
Some of it just seemed like "old man complaints" to me, specifically not being able to follow the opening action sequence because everyone had black suits, and not being able to understand the lab team.
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Some of it just seemed like "old man complaints" to me, specifically not being able to follow the opening action sequence because everyone had black suits, and not being able to understand the lab team.
Well, the latter was a fair complaint IMO. I'm getting old, but I'm not there yet, and I had trouble deciphering the rapid back-and-forth between the two characters, especially given their accents.
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:09 AM   #10
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Well, the latter was a fair complaint IMO. I'm getting old, but I'm not there yet, and I had trouble deciphering the rapid back-and-forth between the two characters, especially given their accents.
I rewound and put closed captions on for the segments I couldn't understand.
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Old 09-26-2013, 12:25 PM   #11
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I'm 62 with bad hearing and I understood every word with no problem. There's this thing called a volume control that helps immensely. (It also helps to have a high end 7.1 surround system that focuses the dialog and makes it easier to decipher. )
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Well, the post asking for the link to the review disappeared, indicating that the poster found it, but if anyone else needs it:
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hea...tor-jim-636457
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