Marie Severin Co-Creator of Spider-Woman RIP
Following a recent stroke, Marie Severin has sadly passed away. She has been a long-time Marvel Artist and Colorist. She was inducted into the Will Eisner Hall of Fame in 2001. She is responsible for co-created Spider-Woman in 1976 and designing her iconic costume. In the 1980s, she began working in Special Projects for Marvel, doing a lot of licensed work. She was let go in the early 1990’s and continued to work until the Mid 2000’s where she eventually retired.
According to CBR.com Articles they state the following:
Severin broke into the comic book industry in the late 1940s when her older brother, comic book artist John Severin (1922-2012), asked her to color one of his stories for EC Comics. She did such a good job that she was soon the regular colorist for EC Comics. When EC Comics’ comic book line went out of business following the institution of the Comics Code Authority (which seemed almost designed specifically to put EC Comics out of business), Severin worked for Atlas Comics a little bit before leaving comic books entirely to go work at the Federal Reserve.
In the late 1950s, Severin began to get back into comic books, working for Atlas again doing some production work. As Atlas turned into Marvel and began to expand, Severin’s work for them expanded, as well. By the end of the 1960s, Severin was the main colorist at Marvel while also doing the occasional penciling job. When the Hulk gained his own series, Incredible Hulk, Severin was the penciler for the first five issues of the series.
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