Gene Colan cover

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Gene Colan

American comics creator and artist

1926   -   2011

country of citizenship: United States of America
occupation: comics artist
award received: Inkpot Award

Eugene Jules Colan (; September 1, 1926 – June 23, 2011) 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, portrayed by Anthony Mackie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU); Carol Danvers, who would become Ms. Marvel and Captain Marvel, and is portrayed by Brie Larson in the MCU; and the non-costumed, supernatural vampire hunter Blade, who went on to appear in a series of films starring Wesley Snipes. Colan was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2005.
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