Thursday, 19 March 2015

Steranko's Outland



Outland the movie was a pretty good remake of High Noon in space. No one would ever call it a classic, but it did have a great cast, and superb production design that made it look as if it was taking place in the same universe as Alien.
Jim Steranko's adaptation ran in Heavy Metal, and I don't think it's ever been collected or reprinted anywhere else, which is ludicrous. So here's the whole thing, an incredible work of art that will literally take your breath away.

























12 comments:

  1. Great to see this again - Steranko understood even then the arrival of video meant there was no point in just drawing a sequence of film stills to adapt a film. Thanks for posting.

    -sean

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  2. There is a French collection called Atmosfera Cero. Never seen a copy but it's definitely out there...

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  3. Sean 1 - You get a No-Prize for fastest comment ever on this site, like, a couple of minutes after I posted this!
    Sean 2 - I knew you'd know if anybody would, Steranko boy!

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  4. Nice post. Iv'e seen this before on some other site, but yeah, it is spectacular. And I'm similar bewildered by the lack of a reprint (in the English-speaking world, anyway).
    Oh, yeah, I like the movie, too...

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  5. This is one of the main reasons I still have my HM's. I wonder how much LSD Jim did? Slightly less than Rick Griffin I suspect.

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  6. Fantastic stuff I have never seen this before I forgot how amazing a comic artist/story teller Steranko was/is. Pity HM doesn't quite hit these standards anymore.

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  7. Simply gorgeous. Kinda wish Comixology could get the reprint rights for back issues of Heavy Metal.

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  8. It was collected in French (Outland) and Spanish (Atmosfera Cero) and also Italian (Atmosfera Zero).

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  9. Saw this art earlier, and then Seranko's http://www.ithew.com/2015/12/crazy-4-cult-escape-from-new-york/ -- it's clearly inspired by him.

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  10. I've never seen this and I read many an issue of Heavy Metal. Each of these pages is gorgeous.
    THank you for sharing these!

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  11. Anyone who thinks "Drawing Comics The Marvel Way" is the definitive way to do it should look at this.

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