Wednesday, 15 April 2015
A TRIBUTE TO GENE COLAN...
Back in 2008, three years before he passed away, MARVEL
COMICS, in conjunction with The HERO INITIATIVE, released
a hundred page Special called A TRIBUTE TO GENE COLAN. As
everybody and their brother knows, Gene Colan was an artistic master
of light, shade and atmosphere. True, sometimes his figures looked as
though their limbs were sprouting from odd points on their torso and,
in his later years, his perspectives could be a little wonky, but, those
weaknesses (and banana fingers) aside, Gene was, in his heyday,
one of the undoubted comicbook greats of all time.
Doubtless his occasional lapses were down to the glaucoma
which impaired his sight for the latter part of his life and made the
act of pencilling difficult. In fact, given that he was virtually blind in
one eye and suffered tunnel vision in the other, it should have been im-
possible, so it's all the more remarkable that he drew as well as he did.
It's almost akin to a paralysed man being an accomplished gymnast,
but Colan turned out page after page of incredible art for decades,
much to the delight of his many fans across the globe.
Anyway, if you're a fan of great comicbook art in general, or
Gene (the Dean) Colan in particular, this ace mag is one you
might want to have in your collection if you don't own it already.
Five great tales of Mighty Marvel Magnificence at it's finest. So
what more can be said, apart from "Face front", " 'Nuff said"
and "Excelsior!"? Oh yeah - "Make Mine Marvel!"
Posted by Kid at Wednesday, April 15, 2015