13 SPLASH PAGES: A GENE COLAN Birthday Celebration

Gentleman Gene was born 94 years ago…

The late, great Gene Colan — one of the most popular artists of the Silver and Bronze Ages — was well known for a number of titles, but perhaps most notably Daredevil (though The Tomb of Dracula is right in there).

Colan — born Sept. 1, 1926 — was particularly adept at capturing moody atmosphere but he also conveyed a sense of movement and dynamism that is often underappreciated.

Over the last few years, as is typical, we’ve trotted out 13 COVERS tributes to Gene the Dean. This year, we’re going with 13 SPLASH PAGES — all from Daredevil — to give you another perspective on his considerable skills.

Dig it.

Daredevil #20, Colan’s first issue.

Daredevil #68

Daredevil #43

Daredevil #48

Daredevil #21

Daredevil #112

Daredevil #84

Daredevil #41

Daredevil #33

Daredevil #97

Daredevil #82

Daredevil #39

Daredevil #26

MORE

— 13 COVERS: A GENE COLAN Birthday Celebration — 2019 Edition: HOWARD THE DUCK. Click here.

— 13 COVERS: A GENE COLAN Birthday Celebration — 2017 Edition: THE TOMB OF DRACULA. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. Gene “the Dean” is one of my all time faves. His pencils are what attracted me to Daredevil back when I discovered Marvel books in 1967. Don’t forget that, along with DD and Drac, he also drew the best Iron Man.

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  2. One of the most artistic of comic book artists, a master of light and shade, and a truly gifted draftsman, Gene Colan has always been one of my iconic artists.

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