FW Presents: Showcase Gene Colan: CAPTAIN MARVEL

On this episode of FW Presents, Ryan Daly continues to celebrate his favorite comic book artist, Gene Colan. This time, Ryan welcomes the cosmically aware Al Sedano to help spotlight Colan's work on MARVEL'S SPACE-BORN SUPER-HERO CAPTAIN MARVEL #2.

Throughout his life, Gene Colan brought his truly unique art style to the pages of Batman, The Tomb of Dracula, Iron Man, Wonder Woman, The Avengers, Howard the Duck, Doctor Strange, The Spectre, and so many others. What issues will Ryan chronicle on this podcast? You’ll have to tune in to find out!

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Check out Al's podcast Resurrections: An Adam Warlock and Thanos Podcast at https://asedano.podbean.com

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Intro: Gene Colan interview from “The Men Without Fear”; “The Vampire Hunters” by Wojciech Kilar.

Additional music: “Spaceboy” by The Smashing Pumpkins.

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6 responses to “FW Presents: Showcase Gene Colan: CAPTAIN MARVEL

  1. Maybe it’s because Colan had some experience with this character later in his career, but I never thought of how much the original Mar-vell’s uniform reminded me of the Spectre. All that white and green!

    Kirby could never remember how to draw the Skrulls from one appearance to another, so Colan gets a pass on the chin thing. 😉


      1. So that week, the Emperor decided to try a “no chin-lines” thing. It was avant garde and a little transgressive, because you know, it’s reminiscent of the hated Kree. But he was making a statement, and that statement was, “We don’t hate the Kree for how they look. We’re shape-shifters. We wouldn’t be so shallow. We hate the Kree for what they’ve done to us, and for who they are as a culture and a people.” It was just as toxic and wrong as appearance-based animus, but so much more sophisticated. The home world was abuzz, and of course everyone followed suit to show that they were sophisticated, too.

        But the week after that, the emperor decided it looked stupid, and it was over just like that.

    1. I think so. I did a deep dive on Marvel Unlimited and couldn’t find any examples of the look pre-Marvel Superheroes. I much prefer the green and white outfit to the bikini revamp – there’s a reason it looked so good on Carol Danvers.

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