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Jesus Christ, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I felt the community should know. We've lost the legendary Gene Colan, age 84.

Here's the link with words more eloquent written by Mark Evanier.

Another good one's joined the ranks of Kirby and Weiringo. He will be missed.

Date: 2011-06-24 07:22 am (UTC)
proteus_lives: (Default)
From: [personal profile] proteus_lives
RIP and Godspeed.

Date: 2011-06-24 07:33 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] aaron_bourque
Heaven's getting crowded . . .

Date: 2011-06-24 07:36 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (TheBlackCat Sad Jason)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Deeply sad news. He was a unique and brilliant artist, a gentleman and a gentle man. 84 is a good age, but it's always too soon to lose someone so talented.

RIP Mr Colan, one of the true giants of the field, I hope you and Adrienne are together again now.

Date: 2011-06-24 09:01 am (UTC)
icon_uk: Sad Nightwing (Sad Nightwing)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
His long time friend and business organiser Clifford Meth has also posted on the matter here;

And his final interview, barely a month ago, is a genuinely remarkable one, that of a man with every faculty worth having intact.

I'm not beyond fear. I'm fearful about death. Everything that you ever wanted to do just goes up in smoke. The idea of being put in the ground or put under the ground is frightening. Most people don't want to talk about it... But I've decided to change my way of thinking. What they're telling me is not acceptible to me. I've got a tumor and it's cancer. And that's it. But I'm thinking that whatever you are thinking can come true. If it's not a selfish thought. I lean heavily on G-d now. I wasn't always like this. There isn't anything I have to be afraid of. Love is the answer. And the way to get there is by trying to find good in someone you don't necessarily like. Prayer can't be selfish. You don't pray for a yacht or money--you work hard if you want those things. But if you pray for unselfish things...

May we all have such clear thoughts as our own time draws near.

Date: 2011-06-24 07:57 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] blackruzsa
Goodness, how many days has it been since the last death? I fear.

Date: 2011-06-24 09:34 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thehefner
Incredibly sad news. RIP

Date: 2011-06-24 11:48 am (UTC)
wizardru: Hellboy (Default)
From: [personal profile] wizardru
Sad Dru is SAD.

We've reached that threshold where the greats of the late Silver Age are starting to leave us. And that's a DRAG. Gene Colan did tons of stuff (especially his Dracula work).

But the piece of art I immediately think of when he's mentioned is this:

R.I.P., sir. R.I.P.

Date: 2011-06-24 12:00 pm (UTC)
wizardru: Hellboy (Default)
From: [personal profile] wizardru
ACK! That was much bigger than I thought.

Date: 2011-06-24 01:15 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Please don't apologise, it's STUNNING!

Date: 2011-06-24 01:24 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] filkertom
No damn doubt! I'd never seen that before. Amazing!

Date: 2011-06-24 01:46 pm (UTC)
wizardru: Hellboy (Default)
From: [personal profile] wizardru
It's the first piece of artwork I remember for Iron Man and to me it's classic Gene Colan. When I think of Iron Man, this is the iconic image that comes to mind.

Date: 2011-06-24 02:09 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] citygod
Fantastic - and how far apart are his feet there? Did even Kirby ever achieve that much drama in a pose!

Date: 2011-06-24 12:28 pm (UTC)
amaniwolf: (Phantom)
From: [personal profile] amaniwolf
His art was so unique and iconic, he will be missed.

Date: 2011-06-24 01:23 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] filkertom
This one just kicks my ass. I've loved Colan's work since well before that Howard The Duck issue scanned above, and I still have my Get Down America - Vote Howard in '76 button.

Thanks for everything, sir. We'll miss you a lot.

Shit shit shit shit shit.

Date: 2011-06-24 02:05 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] citygod
Since we now know how many Brits are on this site, I assume our first exposure to Gene was in Might World of Marvel? Wasn't there a stretch where they reprinted chapters of Daredevil and Tomb of Dracula in the same issues? Seeing Gene's work, with those gorgeous Tom Palmer inks, was a formative - and transformative - experience. Beautiful, beautiful work, and so unlike the Kirby/Buscema/Romita Marvel house style.

Date: 2011-06-24 02:22 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] pyrotwilight
Alas I myself knew very little of his work but I did know others spoke of him as an artgod so regardless he'll be missed. I had heard about his declining health. *sigh*

Date: 2011-06-24 02:26 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] colonel_green
Sad to see him go.

Date: 2011-06-24 02:51 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] chocochuy
Nooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are losing too many great Comic Book Living Legends!!!!

Never in my life I had really seen a picture of Gene Colan in real life and I must say he reminds me of a late Granduncle who was like a big friend to me.

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May Gene Colan find some peace now that he's not in this physical realm. May Gene Colan find enjoyment drawing Demons againt Kirby's Gods now that both of them are in the Comic Book Legends' Valhalla.

Fare thee well, Gene Colan.

Should we make a Gene Colan Week to pay homage to him, mine comrades?

Date: 2011-06-24 03:48 pm (UTC)
perletwo: jlu supergirl (le sigh - supergirl)
From: [personal profile] perletwo
I would love to see some of his horror comic Night Force from the 80s, which is where I first got to know his style. I may have an ish or two floating around here, even.

Date: 2011-06-24 04:06 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] citygod
ohhellyeah: some primo 70's Daredevil, with some of his very underrated Wonder Woman work from the 80's.
Actually, a Tom Palmer Week would be cool, too - one of the great inkers, and a perfect partner for Gene, and lot's of other greats.

Date: 2011-06-24 11:16 pm (UTC)
ficticons: (diana 70s themyscira)
From: [personal profile] ficticons
Very saddened to read about this.

RIP, Mr. Colan.

Date: 2011-06-25 12:38 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] halloweenjack
Gene Colan was a criminally-underappreciated genius. After reading a few of his books, the work of many of his contemporaries looks like pages from a coloring book.

Date: 2011-06-30 08:55 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] eyz
Awwwww ;/
Another great on passes on...


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