Reader: Comics illustrator John Severin helped color our world

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John Severin's Sgt. Fury.
A true legend passed away last weekend: Illustrator John Powers Severin, whose sixty-year career in the comics world stretched from the dawning of MAD magazine to the Silver Age at Marvel to a gay revival of the Rawhide Kid and beyond. "Truly the art world has suffered a great loss with John's passing -- but so has the human race," declared former Marvel president Stan Lee, in a statement released by Severin's family.

Severin had moved to Denver back in 1970, and was living in southeast Denver when he passed away at the age of ninety, leaving behind a large family -- and many, many fans.

Including Cataphract, who writes:


It's hard to imagine what an impact he's had on so many people for so many years, and wow, what a family he had, too. Gone, but most definitely never forgotten.

Read Alan Prendergast's obit of John Severin here, where you can also see some examples of his amazing work. They bring back memories.

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