RIP Gene Colan
Clifford Meth reports the death of Gene Colan, one of the truly great comic-book artists in the history of the medium. Colan was 84. Meth reports that Colan died about 11 pm on June 23.
Colan worked in comics as early as 1944, and is heavily associated with his work on “Daredevil” from 1966-1973. He co-created Marvel’s first African-American hero, The Falcon, in the pages of “Captain America.” And in the 1970s, he was the artist for arguably the decade’s best comic, “Tomb of Dracula.” He drew Steve Gerber’s cult hit “Howard the Duck,” and had a well-remembered run on “Batman” and “Detective Comics” in the 1980s.
Remembrances were pouring in on twitter, where Colan was a trending topic.
“Amazing Spider-Man” writer Dan Slott wrote:
“I only had the honor of meeting Gene Colan the one time, I asked him if he had any advice about working in our industry, and he said…’The most important part of our job is to enjoy what we do.’ Thank you, Gene Colan, for a lifetime of wonderful comics.”
IDW Publishing CEO said Colan had a huge influence on his company.
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