It's with sadness I read this morning that one of the titans of Mighty Marvel's heyday has passed away. Gene "The Dean" Colan drew the very first Marvel comic I got my mitts on, and his technique and style imprinted on my fanboy DNA.
Colan was truly a unique artist, and that's immediately evident in that there is no one in the business today who attempts to imitate him.
His way of drawing was instantly identifiable and almost always excellent. Most fans know about his hectic last years, and I hope he's found peace at long last.