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Saving Superman

Another week, another example of DC not really getting the central appeal of one of their core characters.

Marvel’s Kevin Feige one talked about Superman as “DC’s greatest asset – which they have no idea what to do with”. 689 more words

Comics

The Sentry/X-Men #1 of 1

Paul Jenkins // Mark Texiera
February 2001
****

Kirby & Lee’s original mutants help this mini’s Superman surrogate fight a loony ’60s-style foe in a pitch-perfect flashback. 84 more words

Cyclops

The Sentry/Hulk #1 of 1

Paul Jenkins // Bill Sienkowicz
February 2001
*****

This mini’s idea is that the Sentry had been central to early Marvel, but he’s been erased from memory—diagetically & exegetically! 82 more words

Captain America

The Sentry/Fantastic Four #1 of 1

Paul Jenkins // Phil Winslade
February 2001
***

Though Jenkins cleverly presents this as a “lost” issue of Startling Tales, the device is undercut by a flashback frame & fairly conventional super-comics art (albeit w/ a touch of period Neal Adams). 70 more words

Captain America

The Sentry #3 of 5

Paul Jenkins // Jae Lee
November 2000
*****

None of Marvel’s original heroes recognize this Superman riff except the Hulk (a tender, lovely scene). Yet the Sentry’s okay with this—preternaturally so, which gives his tale a dreamlike tone. 36 more words

Mr. Fantastic

The Sentry #2 of 5

Paul Jenkins // Jae Lee
October 2000
*****

A cult gem in Marvel’s early ’00s brush w/ experimentalism. Jenkins’ Sentry also debuts the company’s decade-long obsession w/ the ‘spliced retcon’. 51 more words

Captain America