Saturday, August 15, 2015

Dominic Fortune: The Power Broker Resolution

Dominic Fortune
'The Power Broker Resolution'
from Marvel Preview Presents: Bizarre Adventures (Marvel / Curtis) No. 20, Winter 1980

Dominic Fortune was a character created by Howard Chaykin for the color comic book Marvel Preview in 1975. A second installment appeared in the short-lived comic Marvel Super Action a year later. Both stories were reprinted in graytone in issue 20 of Marvel Preview Presents: Bizarre Adventures (1980).

The character thereafter appeared on a sporadic basis in Marvel's color and black and white comics throughout the 80s, 90s, and 2000s, often with little involvement from Chaykin. A digital comic was produced in 2009. The trade paperback Dominic Fortune: It Can Happen Here and Now (2010) collects much of this newer material.

As Chaykin remarks in his Forward to the reprinting in Marvel Preview Presents, Dominic Fortune was an attempt at placing an adventure hero in a sort of Dieselpunk / Art Deco / 30s Nostalgia -type setting. 

As always, Chaykin's artwork for this comic - even allowing for the fact that the original was in color, and this is graytone -  is very good.

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