Daily Archives: June 24, 2011

Gene Colan, 1926-2011

The first time I saw Gene Colan’s art, I didn’t care for it.

My introduction to Colan’s work wasn’t through his iconic run on Tomb of Dracula or Iron Man. I didn’t really get into Marvel’s comics until the mid 1980s, so it was his work on Batman that probably served as my initial Gene Colan experience.

It may have been Batman #340 — penned by Gerry Conway and introducing a villain named the Mole, a character that’s never resurfaced, as far as I know — that was my first Colan comic. The next was likely Batman #343, which introduced another footnote of a villain, Dagger.

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Post-Traumatic Stress New Order

Resurrection Volume One trade paperback
Writer: Marc Guggenheim
Artists: David Dumeer, Douglas Dabbs & Justin Greenwood
Colors: Dan Jackson
Letters: Douglas E. Sherwood
Additional material: Pat Bollin, Robbi Rodriguez, Dominike Stanton, Brandon Graham, Christos Gage & Jon Proctor
Editors: James Lucas Jones & Jill Beaton
Publisher: Oni Press
Price: $24.99 US

Given that the Green Lantern movie has been playing in cinemas for a week now, it’s probably how most comics fans have had (or will get) a taste of Marc Guggenheim’s work this month, as he’s the co-writer of the screen story and screenplay. It looked like I wouldn’t get a chance to get to the theatre for a while, so it seemed to me that the time had come for me to finish reading this creator-owned work of Guggenheim’s and to jot down my thoughts about the book.

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