Comic book artist Gene Colan dies at 84
Comic book artist Gene Colan died in the Bronx on Thursday. He was 84 years old.
Colan's career spanned four decades, and he drew the adventure of many notable characters, including Daredevil, Batman and Howard the Duck.
Longtime friend Clifford Meth says that Cloan died late Thursday in a hospice from complications of liver disease and a broken hip.
Colan drew hundreds of stories for prominent publishers, such as DC and Marvel, and helped create the Falcon, which is one of the irst African-American characters to appear in mainstream comic books.
Colan is the artist behind the critically acclaimed "The Tomb of Dracula," which lasted for 70 issues and is celebrated for returning horror back to comic books. His art was a staple of the Silver Age era of comics.