Featuring artwork by the legendary Jim Steranko, this poster was a promotional insert included in Mediascene #31 (from July, 1978, with a cover feature focused on Star Trek). The poster was obtained directly from Jim Steranko himself, who kept the poster in his private files for decades. When released, Star Trek was only 12 years old, but had already attracted legions of fans, a legion that has only grown as Star Trek celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The poster is also signed by Steranko. Please note- the signature is real. It is the actual, hand-signed signature of Steranko. It is not a pre-printed image on the poster. May vary slightly as to exact location signed but is clear, not smudged, etc. Please see below for important information regarding our provenance guarantee and the availability of COA’s. A legendary and tremendous talent, Jim Steranko (1938) is the Renaissance Man of the industry. An illusionist, escape artist, magician, musician, writer, historian, philanthropist, publisher and, first and foremost, an artist not only for comics but as both a novel cover and film production illustrator. In an industry that was at the time mostly considered cartoonish and only for children, Steranko brought the noir sensibility to comics, not only outstripping but making his contemporaries take note. His characterizations, narrative themes, visual style and the sheer power and action of his art are legendary hallmarks of his work, a study of which includes a long and prestigious list of projects and characters. From his work on Marvels Nick Fury: Agent of Shield, The Uncanny X-Men, Strange Tales, and Captain America to his stunning covers for The Shadow novels and other great pulp characters, Sterankos work has also found its way into film and other media; Bladerunner, Sherlock Holmes, his landmark History of Comics, Bram Stokers Dracula, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and countless novel covers to name but a few. Inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2006, he is considered by many to be the Godfather of Modern Comics. Please inquire for full details. We package items extremely securely. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. Your government may impose upon you before they will release the package to you. Excepting pack-pulled autograph trading cards, CGC Signature Series, signed Sideshow prints, and like collectibles, all autographed items Vault Collectibles sells were personally witnessed, by myself, being signed by the writer, artist, or celebrity in question. No third party is involved. Further, art sketches – and most published original art I sell – were obtained directly from the artist themselves. For buyers desiring this guarantee in written form, this statement guarantees that the above referenced item is as stated in the listing description. As this serves as written proof of said guarantee, no physical documentation will be included in the package when the item is mailed. The item “Jim Steranko Collection! Vintage 1978 SIGNED Star Trek Art Poster Kirk & Spock” is in sale since Thursday, January 25, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Comics\Posters”. The seller is “empire.auctions” and is located in Ringgold, Georgia. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Signed: Yes
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States