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Friday, June 24, 2011

Gene Colan, R.I.P.

Comic book artist Gene Colan has passed away. Mark Evanier has some initial thoughts here.

I probably saw a handful of Colan stories in the 1970s, but being more of a DC reader at the time it was really when he switched over to DC in 1981 that I really noticed him, with some great work in BATMAN, the PHANTOM ZONE mini-series he did with Steve Gerber and then the new creation NIGHT FORCE that he did with Marv Wolfman.  Later I would go back and find his earlier work, especially with some of those same writers, in HOWARD THE DUCK with Gerber and TOMB OF DRACULA with Wolfman.  And that's just scratching the surface, of course.  He did some extraordinary work over the years, in war comics, horror comics and many other super-hero features including Daredevil and Iron Man.

So, a few more images from his career, in the solid black&white as they always look best, regardless of how they were first published.

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