S.H.I.E.L.D. writer-artist compliments Craig 007 films

Jim Steranko caused a sensation in the comic book world in the 1960s as the writer and artist of Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. It was Marvel’s entry in spy craze and Steranko came up with story telling techniques that seemed experimental at the time.

Nick Fury originally was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. But Steranko came in later and made the strip his own.

Steranko also was a James Bond fan. And it would seem, he still is.

In one 1960s issue (which Steranko drew but only plotted), there’s a supplier of gadgets named Boothroyd. Later, in a 1967 story (by which time he did the full scripting as well as drawing), Steranko provided the Sean Connery version of Bond a cameo. See below.

Anyway, Steranko, now 82, likes to hang out on Twitter. This Sunday night, he indicated he still likes Bond films, specifically the Daniel Craig movies. Take a look for yourself.

One Response

  1. Thank you for drawing and updating the link between SHIELD and Bond. As a young teenager< I discovered the SHIELD issues just near the end of Steranko's tenure. I knew I liked Bond but Steranko's SHIELD fortified my fan appreciation of Bond films. Yes, I miss the gadgets too!! Craig is making the Bond franchise relevant and comprehensible for this decade. Now to see who is next and where we're going next. But I do want to express my thanks to Jim for feeding my nascent appreciation of James Bond films.

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