As you've probably heard by now, we sadly lost Steve Dillon yesterday. Me, I was into Steve's stuff literally from day one, right from Hulk Comic all the way throughout Doctor Who Weekly, 2000AD, Warrior and Deadline.
Even back then you knew that, like Dave Gibbons, Dillon's classically American-looking art was destined for the big time at Marvel & DC.
And when I returned to comics after a good few years of disenchantment with books full of badly proportioned grinning demons with unfeasibly large guns, it was Dillon that brought me back.
When I saw his and Garth Ennis' Welcome Back, Frank for the first time, it was like coming home to a warm log fire.
So here's that first appearance, with a 16 year old Steve giving us his mega-cool Nick Fury, from the pages of Hulk Comic ( although there's a different artist on the first episode, who I think is John Richardson. )
Anyway, yes, this is raw stuff, but man, it's got bags and bags of energy, style and rock solid storytelling..