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We have lost another one of the great comics legends. Last night artist Gene Colan passed away, from complications of liver disease. He was 84.
His contributions to comics are numerous. Without Colan, Marvel Comics would be a less fascinating place. His unique style and groundbreaking work on amazing comics like Howard the Duck and The Tomb of Dracula, as well as Daredevil make him one of the legends of the industry. His interpretations of Iron Man, the Sub-Mariner, Batman, Captain America, Wonder Woman, and Night Force among others will not be forgotten. Gene Colan will be much missed.
If his life and contributions to art were simply about his work in the Golden, Silver and Modern Ages of comics, it would be a tremendous loss, but Frazetta’s reach goes far beyond comics.
Possibly one of the greatest painters and artists of the pop culture age, he’s done movie posters, book covers, album covers and comics.
If you grew up in the 1970s, you knew his images, whether it was on a Molly Hatchet album or a the cover of the newest fantasy novel or the latest film poster or in a Golden Age comics reprint.
Frazetta, who like Madonna or Cher, is known by a single name, and was and is an art legend. Today is a sad day for art.