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Marvel Comics Legend Marie Severin Dies at 89

Marvel Comics Legend Marie Severin Dies at 89
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Artist Marie Severin died today at the age of 89. Within the comics world, she loomed large, though she was never a household name in the way that contemporaries like Stan Lee and Jack Kirby were. Severin recently suffered a stroke and one of her close friends confirmed her death today. Born in New York, she got her start in the industry when her older brother, John, needed a colorist for a 1949 issue of EC Comics’ evocatively titled A Moon, a Girl … Romance. She went on to become an EC staple, doing colors and touch-up art, but her greatest fame arrived after she went to work for Timely, the publisher that soon became Marvel Comics. There, she became a rare all-purpose artist, doing pencils, inks, colors, and production for a wide range of titles, from Iron Man to The Incredible Hulk and, perhaps most delightfully, the parody series Not Brand Echh. Her presence and success were all the more amazing given that she was a woman in an overwhelmingly male-dominated — and often actively misogynist — industry. She was also an innovator, co-creating characters such as Spider-Woman, the Living Tribunal, and Doctor Bong. Her work brought her an array of awards, including a coveted spot in the Will Eisner Hall of Fame in 2001. Since her death was made public, tributes from comics pros have been pouring in:
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She was one Marvel best artist and colorist and stood out in an era dominated by men. Her Hulk drawings are amazing

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I like Marie's artwork. She really helped build Marvel in the 60's.
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The Incredible Hulk #104 has one of my all time favorite pieces of cover art.
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Marie's "Dr. Strange" was my first exposure to that character, and I didn't know (since I was a kid) how rare a female artist was in Comics. I enjoyed her interior work for the most part (her "Hulk" work, -particularly when inked by her brother John, -was terrific), though I didn't care for her covers much.
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Oh man, that really sucks, she was a very important part of comics history. I think all the EC folks are gone now.
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Great artist and contributor - RIP
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Don't think I ever heard of her before, but I recognize and like the classic cover above and I'm sure I've seen tons of her work without knowing who the artist was.
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This is great stuff...

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Re: Marvel Comics Legend Marie Severin Dies at 89

Originally Posted by cultshock
Oh man, that really sucks, she was a very important part of comics history. I think all the EC folks are gone now.
getting there.

A c&p from a Comic Art forum :

With the recent passings of Marie Severin and Russ Heath, that makes Angelo Torres the sole surviving person who contributed creatively to EC Comics. We're almost to the end of an era.


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