Jim Steranko is an illustrator and graphic designer who moved into paperback cover paintings in 1969, bringing the same innovative design and illustration flair to cover illustrations that he brought to comic books earlier in his career.
During the 1970s, he produced a series of fan-favorite Shadow paperback covers for Pyramid Books. He was rumored to be the first choice to be involved in illustrating DC Comics The Shadow series, but due to conflicts with the script writing, he withdrew his services and the artistic chores eventually went to Michael Wm. Kaluta.
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