Friday, June 24, 2011
We'll miss GENE COLAN and his fantastic art...
The first comic I ever read had a Stan Lee/Gene Colan Iron Man as a back up feature (behind a Lee/Kirby Captain America story). It was a tale in which Iron Man battled the Growing Man.
I'll never forget how alien and otherworldly his tall, elegant, looming Iron Man was. He drew Iron Man to perfection. That iconic cover for the Invincible Iron Man #1 underscores how he owned that character (among many others).
Years later, I got to know his work on Tomb of Dracula, Son of Satan, Howard the Duck...and I got to interview him by phone for an article on Captain America and Falcon in Back Issue #22. I'm glad I had the chance to hear some of his stories working for Marvel.
I loved his run on Brother Voodoo in Strange Tales. His art was always beautifully atmospheric.
We just lost a giant in the field and the game will never be the same again knowing Gene the Dean is no longer among us.