Washington: Marie Severin, an American comic artist and colorist, who was best known for her work in Marvel Comics and the 1950s’ EC Comics, has passed away. She was 89.
Her death was announced on Facebook by her longtime friend and former Marvel staffer Irene Vartanoff, confirmed The Hollywood Reporter.
Severin was working on Wall Street when her brother John, also an artist who worked for EC and Marvel, needed a colorist for his work there. Marie Severin’s earliest recorded comic-book work is coloring EC Comics’ A Moon, a Girl… Romance #9.
Severin won the Best Penciller (Humor Division) Shazam Award in 1974. The following year, she was nominated for both Best Inker (Humor Division) and Best Colorist.
Best known for her work on Marvel titles including The Incredible Hulk, Kull the Conqueror and the humor title Not Brand Ecch, Severin was also inducted into the Will Eisner Comics Hall of Fame in 2001.
In consideration of her contributions to comics, Comics Alliance listed Severin as one of twelve women cartoonists deserving of lifetime achievement recognition. She received Comic-Con International’s Icon Award in 2017.