Writer/artist, S.H.I.E.L.D., Captain America; publisher, Prevue
Jim Steranko is one of the most controversial figures in pop culture, with a dozen successful careers to his credit: illustrator, magician, designer, musician, escape artist, historian. As the writer/artist of S.H.I.E.L.D., Captain America, and X-Men, he generated 150 narrative innovations never seen previously in comics, then painted a multitude of posters and covers. As the editor-publisher of Prevue magazine, he penned more than 3,000,000 words. As a filmmaker, he collaborated with Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and Francis Coppola on some of their most popular movies. His work has been shown at more than 300 exhibitions worldwide, including the Louvre.