Jim Steranko To Write Commentary For Every Image In Red Tide Artists Edition For Dark Horse

I had a lovely time reading the Jim Steranko's Nick Fury Agent Of SHIELD Artists Edition from IDW at San Diego Comic Con this year. Unlike the other books in IDW's Artist Editions line that attempts to reproduce original art boards as closely as possibly, Steranko specifically designed this book himself, working on the interstitial images and layouts throughout the volume. It really is a rather wonderful comic and I managed to geek out with Quentin Tarantino over the editorial notes on the pages that Steranko gleefully ignored…

Well there's more to come – from a competitor no less! Steranko tweets,

Chandler: Red Tide was created by Jim Steranko as part of the Fiction Illustrated line of comic book magazines, playing off of Raymond Chandler's crime noir work. It was principally prose, with two illustrations a page and was dubbed a "visual novel" by the publisher.

91uh25Pq+ZLIt disappeared pretty much on publications, with recent revivals at Penthouse Comix and Dark Horse Presents never really going anywhere.

This project however looks like it will have a far greater impact…

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