Saturday, June 25, 2011

Gene Colan - Daredevil


Gene Colan passed away on June 23, 2011...

Colan was well known for his work with Marvel comics, specifically for Daredevil, Howard the Duck and Dracula...

Colan is credited with co-creating the Falcon and Blade and was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2005, 1974 Shazam Award for Best penciller (Dramatic Division), 1977 and 1979 Eagle Award for Favorite Comic Book (Humor) for Howard the Duck, 2008 Sparky Award, 2009 Comic Art Professional Society's Sergio Award...

Colan started in the comic industry with Fiction House in 1944, drawing Wings Comics an aviation series. Moving onto Timely Comics, Colan's original work went uncredited as a staff penciller (including Captain America)...

Work for DC Comics included Hopalong Cassidy Westerns, Our Army at War, Captain Storm, All-American Men at War, Batman, Wonder Woman, Fury of Firestorm, Night Force (created by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and many others...

Work for Marvel included Astonishing Tales, Captain Marvel, Tomb of Dracula, Iron Man, Doctor Strange, Daredevil, Avengers, Howard the Duck, Tales to Astonish, and many others...

Work for Dark Horse Comics on Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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