Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Invincible Gene Colan

Finally got my copy of this Marvel book. Not so much a collection of Gene's stories (THAT is something Marvel needs to rectify immediately) but a series of loving tributes and generous samples of artwork and covers.

Gene Colan's art can be considered as old school but you can feel the sense of movement in his fluid lines, especially those early issues of Daredevil, which set the gold standard for all to come, including Frank Miller. I remember reading those early DD stories in black and white in the early 80s UK reprints, which actually enhanced one's appreciation of Gene's use of light and shadows.

He was supposed to turn up for the 2008 San Diego Comicon, which I attended. But he missed it because of health issues. I got a signed print of this instead.

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