FW Presents: Showcase Gene Colan: SILVERBLADE

There's something wrong with the Lord of Hollywood, the reclusive star of over 100 movies from the Golden Age of Hollywood. On this episode of FW Presents, Ryan Daly and Terry O'Malley review SILVERBLADE #1, the first part of a twelve-issue maxi series by Cary Bates and Gene Colan that has everything from swashbuckling action, horrifying monsters, giant mansions, haunted Maltese falcons, secret assassins, alien spacemen; and it's all on film!

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: “Main Themes (from Hook)" by John Williams; "Celluloid Heroes" by The Kinks.

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3 responses to “FW Presents: Showcase Gene Colan: SILVERBLADE

  1. Great discussion guys. I always wondered about this one. I remember the DC house ads, and wondering, “What the hell is this even about?” The advertising wasn’t really clear, but it’s not a concept that’s easy to pitch in one ad, obviously.

    Given my love for classic films, especially the horror genre, I really need to check this out. I know Cary Bates was getting into Hollywood work at this time. He worked on staff for the Salkinds on the Superboy TV series, and some of their other projects, so he probably had a greater understanding of the film industry than most of his peers.


  2. As an old-time movie buff and avid viewer of Turner Classic Movies, I want to find this series now.

    I think, in the past, I have seen them in bargain bins. So a new mission!

    Great show as always!

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