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