Thursday, May 11, 2017

Weird Comics History #18: The Strange Story of the Sentry


Weird Comics History: Episode 18
The Strange Story of the Sentry


This week, Chris takes Reggie back to Marvel Comics' 21st Century renaissance to look at a "lost" character: the Sentry! A Superman-esque caped hero designed by Golden Age stalwart Artie Rosen in 1961, but unpublished and quietly shelved. After Rosen's passing, character designs were discovered, and it was up to Paul Jenkins and Jae Lee to bring the Sentry--Marvel's first superhero--into the light of day! They examine the Marvel Knights miniseries and discuss future adaptations of the character. Then, Chris and Reggie discuss some sales figures and whether or not the series was successful. Plus: a special secret surprise! Enjoy!
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BREAK CLIP:
Golden Age artist Allen Bellman interviewed at Florida SuperCon 2012



Below you can take a look at all of the supplementary Sentry information, including all of the newsbits from Wizard Magazine



ABOVE: The first mention of Artie Rosen.  This appeared at the very end of a letters column in Daredevil (vol.2) #9 (July, 1999)



ABOVE: The underrated Rosen passes away from heart failure on January 14, 2000.  From Wizard Magazine #103 (April, 2000).



ABOVE: The widow-Rosen finds some interesting things packed away... From Wizard Magazine #105 (June, 2000)



 ABOVE: The news is out... from Wizard Magazine #116 (May, 2001)




ABOVE: Stan's Scintillating Sentry Scoop lettercolls from the miniseries.
Below is a depository for Sentry-related research materials for Weird Comics History, Episode 18... click to embiggen.



ABOVE: The first mention of Artie Rosen.  This appeared at the very end of a letters column in Daredevil (vol.2) #9 (July, 1999)



ABOVE: The underrated Rosen passes away from heart failure on January 14, 2000.  From Wizard Magazine #103 (April, 2000).



ABOVE: The widow-Rosen finds some interesting things packed away... From Wizard Magazine #105 (June, 2000)



 ABOVE: The news is out... from Wizard Magazine #116 (May, 2001)




ABOVE: Stan's Scintillating Sentry Scoop lettercolls from the miniseries.

TAGS: comics, comic books, history, Marvel Comics, Stan Lee, Artie Rosen, Paul Jenkins, Jae Lee, Rick Veitch, Joe Quesada, the Sentry, Watchdog, Fantastic Four, Reed Richards, the Hulk, X-Men, Archangel, Angel, Warren Worthington

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