Gene Colan (1926-2011)
Fri, 06/24/2011 - 11:00am
Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and friends of legendary artist Gene Colan. Gene’s invaluable contributions to the DC Universe included his stunning artwork for DETECTIVE COMICS, WONDER WOMAN, BATMAN, PHANTOM ZONE, FURY OF FIRESTORM, LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES, and the new collections, TALES OF BATMAN: GENE COLAN, Vol. 1 and DC COMICS PRESENTS: NIGHT FORCE.
“Gene Colan was like no other artist of his generation. His ability to create dramatic, multi-valued tonal illustrations using straight india ink and board was unparalleled. The comics industry has lost one of its true visionaries.”
– Jim Lee, DC Comics Co-Publisher
“Gene Colan was one of the great draftsmen in the industry and his work is a fond part of some of my best comic book memories.”
– Dan DiDio, DC Comics Co-Publisher