Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Falcon Fashions!

Here's a piece of original artwork that gives us a glimpse of what The Falcon's original costume might've looked like. I've always been a fan of the original green and gold Falcon costume, but I don't think I'd have liked the short pants evident on this Gene Colan and Joe Sinnott original.

And here we see the original cover by John Romita when Falcon first donned his red and white gear. He doesn't have wings yet and he still has his exceedingly cool falconer's glove.

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  1. I think they did the gold-green coloring to make him as visually-different from Cap as possible.
    Although a brown-green motif would've been more accurate, Marvel's never been noted for accuracy in these matters.
    Ever see a blue-yellow wolverine? (except on a Michigan college football field) ;-)

  2. That's what I liked about it. He contrasted with Cap. When they went to the red and white scheme he seemed to blend into the rest of the Marvel Universe a bit too easily. Green and gold/orange was not that common a combo. The Unicorn is the only other one that springs to mind. The Living Laser too, but he's changed a bunch since then.

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  3. Marvel's original version of The Scarecrow, "Joe Smith" from Ditko's final Spider-Man (#38) and Giant-Man's foe Hidden Man (Tales to Astonish #67), and two early X-Men foes Warlock I/Maha Yogi and Mekano had green/gold color schemes.
    I'm pretty sure at least one Dr Strange villain did, too!


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