FW Presents: Showcase Gene Colan: DOCTOR STRANGE

Continuing the theme of dark fantasy and the supernatural this month, Ryan Daly celebrates the work of artist Gene Colan with yet another spotlight on FW Presents. This time, Billy D joins Ryan to review Marvel’s Master of the Mystic Arts in DOCTOR STRANGE, SORCERER SUPREME #19.

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

Additional music: “People are Strange” by The Doors.

Thanks for listening!

5 responses to “FW Presents: Showcase Gene Colan: DOCTOR STRANGE

  1. Fun discussion guys…but I really can’t get past Doctor Strange’s missing left arm on that cover now!

    Roy’s return to Marvel after he was more or less abandoned over in his corner at DC is often forgotten and rarely covered on podcasts. It’s Bronze Age sensibilities is a bit of a culture clash considering what the future Image founders were doing over in the concurrent X-Men and Spider-Man titles. Strange (no pun intended) times for Marvel…and comics in general.

    Chris

  2. Impressive podcast most impressive. Was a cool story. And the lead lady fits the Shagg Quote. As she was indeed …hot. So much so she set people on fire :D. Was a good combo with both of them on this book. Yeah this was kind of how the 60s Dr. Strange books go. Are at lest the ones I saw in the Sons of the Orogens. The Arts very good. Though I like Gene’s style better in Dracula. But, this is pretty good. I missed this, but read his return to DD in the 90s.

  3. So 1990 was when my access to comics started to get more haphazard — sporadic, really. So I missed this one. All due respect to your nostalgia, Ryan (sincerely), I’m not going to rush out and buy a copy. It’s kinda bleak. That said, Colan’s work is lovely, and I agree with all the points you and Billy D brought up as highlights — the plastic gargoyle on the phone, taking a case off the street, sticking ‘round to take care of loose ends, and picking up the baby girl are all pluses. Maybe I will buy it, so I get to see the rest of the good parts.

    Anyway, it occurs to me that it is not only very Bronze Age, as you said, it’s also very 70s detective TV. I mean, in tone and plot outline, this could’ve been an episode of Mystic Rockford Files or maybe Mannix After Midnight. And as often happens on F&W, I enjoyed the review even if I’m not sure I would’ve loved the comic.

    But the real reason I’m writing is to thank you — profusely. You have done me a kindness by reading my little micro-noir parody, and you read it well, exactly as I hoped you would. Thank you. At first, I felt a little badly about guilting you into it, but as I expected, the feeling soon passed.

    Oh, and I would’ve written sooner, but I promised myself I would hit a milestone on a school project first. Getting to thank you is my reward!

  4. I enjoyed the parody, Captain, as I enjoyed the whole show. It’s wonderful to look at the great Gene Colan’s art through fresh eyes. His artwork was a bright spot in a series that even managed to make the great Marie Severin look bad.

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