Monday, April 9, 2018

Marvel-ous Monday: "Traitors or Heroes?" by G. Friedrich, Springer, and Colletta

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! With Captain Marvel #13 (February 1969), Gary Friedrich took over the writing chores for a few issues, continuing Mar-Vell's ongoing battle with the robotic Man-Slayer. Frank Springer steps in as penciler for a couple issues, with Vinnie Colletta inking. In "Traitors or Heroes?" we also get a slug-out between Marv and Col. Yon-Rogg, and Carol Danvers gets a pretty big role--as a damsel-in-distress (it would be a while before she'd become a super-hero, herself, gang).





















4 comments:

  1. At first I groaned, "Not another post Colan, pre Starlin CM". But the story and art are surprisingly good. Frank Springer turned in a great pencilling job; amazing since he was such a horrible inker. Only a few more issues of the hit and mostly miss adventures of our green suited Mar-vell before he is given his new costume and fresh bursts of creativity from some of the best in the business.

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  2. Dark days for Captain Marvel during this stretch. Springer did a rudimentary job here (just look at how beautiful his National Lampoon work was by contrast) and Colletta looks like he banged out his crude, dull inks in about a day or two. Thomas and Kane couldn't come soon enough for this title!

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  3. "Why...why?
    Why was I programmed to suffer from existential malaise?"

    M.P.

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  4. We'd still have a green Marvel if Thomas and Colan had been doing the job...

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