I agree. One of his best. Very stylized work.
I love the look of each unique costume, and he does it all while telling a great story
This sequence was my first exposure to Steranko, barely in time for the Yellow Claw epic, one of the great runs in comics. At this point he had as much control over the strip as anyone in the field. Aside from helping Dan Adkins meet the deadline on Shield #3, these two issues were the last time he inked the interior pages on Fury (in addition to writing, pencilling and coloring it.) Wonderful stuff.
Thanks for the great insights, Russ! You help confirm what I've felt intuitively all along. Wonderful stuff, indeed