Gene Colan

Eugene Jules Colan (/ˈklən/; September 1, 1926 – June 23, 2011)[1] was an American comic book artist best known for his work for Marvel Comics, where his signature titles include the superhero series Daredevil, the cult-hit satiric series Howard the Duck, and The Tomb of Dracula, considered one of comics' classic horror series. He co-created the Falcon, the first African-American superhero in mainstream comics;[2][3] Carol Danvers, who would become Ms. Marvel and Captain Marvel; and the non-costumed, supernatural vampire hunter Blade.

Gene Colan
Colan at the Big Apple Summer Sizzler in Manhattan, June 13, 2009
BornEugene Jules Colan
(1926-09-01)September 1, 1926
The Bronx, New York
DiedJune 23, 2011(2011-06-23) (aged 84)
The Bronx, New York
NationalityAmerican
Area(s)Penciller, Inker
Pseudonym(s)Adam Austin
Notable works
Daredevil
Batman, Detective Comics
Doctor Strange
Howard the Duck
The Tomb of Dracula
AwardsEagle Award, 1977, 1979
Eisner Award, 2010
Spouse(s)Sallee Greenberg (divorced)
Adrienne Colan (Brickman)

Colan was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2005.


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