Chris and Reggie’s Cosmic Treadmill

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

May 11, 2017

This week, Chris (@AceComics) takes Reggie (@reggiereggie) 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 A Superman-esque caped hero designed by Golden Age stalwart Artie Rosen in 1961, but unpublished and quietly shelved.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!

Golden Age artist Allen Bellman interviewed at Florida SuperCon 2012

In his benevolence, Chris has photographed some important articles and other writing about the Sentry, which can be downloaded here!

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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