Monday, October 20, 2014

Ride Along

Sunday Colan-o-scopy.

With Hopalong Cassidy #88 we really start to see how deeply Gene Colan's work was buried under that of the DC house inkers. His style is still there, mostly in the poses, but most of the faces and shadows have been rendered in such a way that you really have to look to recognize it.


Smurfswacker said...

This certainly is interesting. As you say, the DC inkers did a burial job that puts Quality inkers to shame. Any idea who was involved? The second story looks rather like Joe Giella. The ink job on the last story is closest to Colan's own style though I don't think Colan was involved in the inking.

Ger Apeldoorn said...

I know and I should know, but I was too lazy to check. Joe Giella was certainly involved, but I didn't want to single him out. It's the usual suspects, though. Ray Burnley is mentioned, Sy Barry drops by. I believe Bernard Sachs is the one most loyal to Colan's pencils.