By Albert Ching, Newsarama
Legendary comic book artist Gene Colan has passed away at age 84, as first reported on the personal blog of writer Clifford Meth.
Colan had nearly 70 years of experience in the comic book industry, including work in the 1940s for Marvel’s precursor Timely Comics. Colan went on to draw several Marvel icons, including Iron Man (in Tales of Suspense), Doctor Strange, and a seven-year run on Daredevil between 1966 and 1973. In 1969, Colan and Stan Lee created the Falcon, a frequent partner of Captain America and the first African-American superhero in mainstream comics.