At the time Paul Jenkins and I came together to work up THE SENTRY concept, Marvel Comics was a financial mess. The once successful business had essentially been looted and cratered by Ron Perlman before spiraling into bankruptcy. Toymakers Ike Perlmutter and Avi Arad had ended up with ownership coming out of bankruptcy court and were running the company on fumes. Sales were lousy with the exception of the Marvel Knights line; a side imprint produced outside the Marvel offices by Joe Quesada and Jimmy Palomatti.
Paul had a good connection to Quesada and the plan was to create a brand new character we would pitch to Joe and Jimmy for the Marvel Knights line. Continued tomorrow.
SENTRY concept art by Rick Veitch.