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#1226658 - Thu Aug 30 2018 02:53 PM Marvel Artist Marie Severin Dies at 89
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Marvel Artist Marie Severin Dies at 89

  • Marie Severin, a comic book artist and colorist best known for her work on Marvel titles including The Incredible Hulk, Kull the Conqueror and the humor title Not Brand Ecch, has died. She was 89.

    Severin’s death followed her move into hospice care following a second stroke his week; she suffered her first in 2007. Her death was announced on Facebook by longtime friend and former Marvel staffer Irene Vartanoff.

    Severin initially entered the industry as a colorist for EC Comics when her older brother, the late comic book artist John Severin, was working for the company and needed someone to color his pages. She would go on to color titles across the company’s line until it folded, then ended up at the nascent Marvel Comics in the late 1950s, when she served as a production and paste-up artist and colorist before going on to pencil and ink stories in her own right. She served as Marvel’s head colorist until 1972, when she left the position to concentrate on penciling and inking.

    In addition to her interior artwork, Severin also designed the original costume for Spider-Woman and designed and illustrated merchandise for Marvel’s Special Projects division. In the 1980s, she was one of the core artists on the short-lived “Star Comics” line, aimed at younger readers.


Marie Severin was a true comics icon. She used to do cover layouts for Kirby because he thought she was better at it then himself. He was right.

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#1226661 - Thu Aug 30 2018 08:28 PM Re: Marvel Artist Marie Severin Dies at 89 [Re: the G-man]
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There are a number of photos of Marie Severin and several other Marvel staffers in HULK magazine 26, April 1981.

I like Severin best for a 1969 Silver Surfer parody she did in NOT BRAND ECCH in the late 1980's, as well as some issues she did of SPECTACULAR SPIDERMAN and POWERMAN/IRON FIST, and "Weirdworld" (inking John Buscema) in EPIC ILLUSTRATED 10-12.

Honestly, she's not one of my favorite artists, but was a verssative artist who did some solid work in a variety of genres, and she was a centerpiece at Marvel from the Stan Lee era up through the Jim Shooter era, with a great sense of humor. And was the wife of artist John Severin.

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#1226662 - Thu Aug 30 2018 08:31 PM Re: Marvel Artist Marie Severin Dies at 89 [Re: Wonder Boy]
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One of my favorite Severin covers from TALES TO ASTONISH 93.




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#1226663 - Thu Aug 30 2018 11:04 PM Re: Marvel Artist Marie Severin Dies at 89 [Re: Wonder Boy]
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And was the wife of artist John Severin.


Sister

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#1226664 - Fri Aug 31 2018 01:55 AM Re: Marvel Artist Marie Severin Dies at 89 [Re: the G-man]
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That's a shame. I never got the chance to sleep with her.

Don't make old people mad.We don't like being old in the first place so it doesn't take much to piss us off!

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I can tell by the position of the sun in the sky, that is time for us to go. Until next time, I am Lothar of the Hill People!

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#1226666 - Fri Aug 31 2018 07:45 PM Re: Marvel Artist Marie Severin Dies at 89 [Re: the G-man]
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 Originally Posted By: the G-man
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And was the wife of artist John Severin.


Sister





Wow, I had no idea!

All these years I thought they were married. John Severin goes back to the days of EC Comics, Marie I first heard of in the late 1960's.

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#1226667 - Fri Aug 31 2018 07:49 PM Re: Marvel Artist Marie Severin Dies at 89 [Re: Lothar of The Hill People]
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 Originally Posted By: Lothar of The Hill People
That's a shame. I never got the chance to sleep with her.


\:lol\:

At 89, I don't think you're missing much.



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