Gene L. Coon
Saturday Leftover Day.
When Stan Lee was forced to disband the Timely bullpen in the late forties, Gene Colan worked for a number of companies. I have shown some of his work for Quality here, as well as som eof his later work for Quality in 1955. Some posters have said that they thought his 1955 work looked to clean to have been from that period and wondered if it could not have been leftover material from the early fifties. The war stories I am showing here from St. John's Fightin' Marines shows that Colan's early solo work was even dirtier than his later work. Although it was inked by other artists (and quite badly, in some cases) it shows how much shading he was using in his work even then. He seems to have done the Leatherneck feature for all of this run of Fightin' Marines. will have a look how far that run goes and report back here. Also from #6 is a text story, that is signed in an oddly familiar name. A gag by the editor...?